stoke - supply with a fuel or something resembling fuel + store

Marian - pertaining to the Virgin Mary, or characterized by special devotion to her + The Awful Disclosures of Maria Monk (James Joyce: Ulysses.10.585).

monothematic - having a single dominative theme + monothema (gr) - sole treasure, horoscope; solitary tomb.

tarn - (ger) - camouflage, mask + song Yankee Doodle: 'So 'tarnal long and 'tarnel deep', 'a nation louder'.

ampullar - resembling or rel. to an ampulla (a small nearly globular flask or bottle, with two handles) + ampulla (l) - flask.

padre - 'father': a title applied in Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Spanish America, to the regular clergy + Patrick's Purgatory - a cave on an island in Lough Derg, which Christ revealed to St Patrick, saying that whoever spent a day and a night there would witness hell's torments, heaven's bliss. It was a favorite resort of pilgrims, but was closed by the pope's order on St Patrick's Day, 1497. Also, according to legend it was the last stronghold of the devil in Ireland until St Patrick drove the devil out by 40 days of fasting and prayer) + Padraig (padrig) (gael) - Patrick.

bloke - man, chap, fellow + Genesis 4:13: 'And Cain said unto the Lord, My punishment is greater than I can bear'.

tong - a deep sound given out by a large bell; a secret society esp. among chinese formerly notorious for gang warfare and associated with racketeering, gambling and drugs; attrib., esp.  in tong war.

warfare - war, conflict, military operations between enemies

shemozzle - a confused situation or affair, mess, quarrel, row [Joyce's note: 'shemozzle']

Hail Mary + Daily Mail (newspaper).

full of grace

holy Mary

mother of God

(notebook 1923): 'his trousers changed colour'

gat - a revolver or other gun

croak - to utter a deep, hoarse, dismal cry, as a frog or a raven + (notebook 1924): 'croak with a gat (shoot)'.

laity - the body of the people not in orders as opposed to the clergy; unprofessional people, as opposed to those who follow some learned profession, to artists, etc. + ladies

Christian + ...who allegedly had heard him blaspheme Muhammad, whereupon the Turk is reported to have said: "That dog of a Christian shall die by my hand."

Joyce's note: 'continents rang'

Koran - the sacred book of the Muslims, consisting of revelations orally delivered at intervals by Muhammad, and collected in writing after his death + koira (Finnish) - dog.

Sheol - the underworld; the abode of the dead or departed spirits, conceived by the Hebrews as a subterranean region clothed in thick darkness, return from which is impossible + shoal - a large number of persons thronging together, a troop, crowd.

houri - a nymph of the Muslim Paradise. Hence applied allusively to a voluptuously beautiful woman.

chemise - the under-garment, usually of linen, worn by females, a shirt + Joyce's note: 'chem(ise)' Freeman's Journal 23 Jun 1924, 1/6: 'CLERYS SOME WONDERFUL BARGAINS FOR THIS SUMMER': (of chemises) 'Useful Chem. In good quality Longcloth, daintly trimmed Swiss work with V or square shaped neck. Bargain Price 1/11'.

divan - a low bed or couch

stella (l) - star + stella (it) - star + revolsae stellae vespertinae (l) - violated stars of the evening.

vespertine - rel. to evening, blossoming in the evening

scaly - poor, shabby, despicable; esp. (of persons) mean, stingy

ribald - rogue, rascal + ryba (Russian) = ryba (Polish) - fish.

police + poisse (French Slang) - bad luck + poisser (French Slang) - to be boring, to get on one's nerves; to be caught; to steal.

cherubim - one of the second order of angels of the Dionysian hierarchy, reputed to excel specially in knowledge (as the seraphim in love); In modern art, a cherub is usually represented as a beautiful winged child; Applied to persons: a divine of surpassing intellect (obs.), (in form cherub, pl. cherubs) a beautiful and innocent child + Joyce's note: 'clean little cherubs' Sporting Times 1 Apr 1922, 4: 'The Scandal of Ulysses' (review of James Joyce: Ulysses by Aramis): 'Joyce is more than a bit like that himself. Lenehan and Boylan are clean little cherubs compared with him' (Deming: The Critical Heritage 193). 

Nero - the fifth Roman emperor (AD 54-68). He became infamous for his personal sdebaucheries and extravagances and, on doubtful evidence, for his burning of Rome and persecutions of Christians.

Nebuchadrezzar II - the second and greatest king of the Chaldean dynasty of Babylonia (reigned c. 605-c. 561 BC). He was known for his military might, the splendour of his capital, Babylon, and his important part in Jewish history + (notebook 1924): 'Nobookishonester (Nabucco)'.

nurse - to hold in ones heart or mind, keep in memory or consideration + DRAFT TWO: But would anyone believe it out short of a madhouse believe it? Nero or Nabuchadonosor himself never nursed such a spoiled opinion of his monster marvellosity as did this mental defective who bragged was known to brag on one occasion to an interlocutor he used to pal around with in a gipsy's bar that he was aware of no other person either exactly unlike or precisely the same as what he fancied or guessed he was himself he himself was.

New York Times Book Review 28 May 1922, 6: 'James Joyce's Amazing Chronicle' (review of Ulysses by Joseph Collins): (of Bloom's thoughts) 'the product of the unconscious mind of a moral monster'.

defective - a person who is subnormal physically or mentally + detective + (notebook 1923): 'mental defective' + FDV: Nabuchadonosor himself had not such a high & mighty opinion of himself as had this mental defective who bragged on one occasion to an interlocutor in a bar that he was aware of no other person either exactly unlike or precisely the same as what I know or imagine I am myself.

grogner (fr) - to grunt, grumble

interlocutor - one who takes part in a dialogue, conversation, or discussion. 

a latere (l) - from the side, aside; in intimate association with + (notebook 1924): 'a latere i' a latere Christi (l) - from the side of Christ (a term applied to a type of highly-ranked papal legate; usually just 'a latere').

pal - keep company, to become pals + to fool around - to 'hang about' aimlessly.

kavehaz (Hungarian) - cafe, coffee-house

davy - affidavit

Castor and Polux - twin sons of Leda and Jove, hatched out of one egg (O Hehir, Brendan; Dillon, John M. / A classical lexicon for Finnegans wake).

hambone - a performer doing an imitation of negro dialect; negro in American comic strip + hambone (Slang) - amateur. 

pseudo - false, counterfeit, pretended, spurious

agnomen - additional name subsequently acquired + phrase give a dog a bad name and hang him.

BEDDGELERT - "Gelert's Grave"; village in North Wales, named after the legend of the hound Gelert, who was left by his master King Llewelyn to guard his infant son. Returning to find Gelent covered with blood, his master slew him before he discovered the body of the wolf Gelert had killed in protecting the baby. "Beth-Gelert" is a doggerel poem on the subject by William Robert Spencer (1769-1834).

archway - an arched or vaulted passage, the arched entrance to a castle, etc. + porch - an exterior structure forming a covered approach to the entrance of a building.

blaspheme - to utter profane or impious words, talk profanely

Holy Writ - holy writings collectively; spec. the Bible or Holy Scriptures

billy - fellow, companion; brother + Joyce's note: 'Bully!' > The Four Million, 'After Twenty Years' 214: "[...] How has the West treated you, old man?" "Bully; it has given me everything I asked it for. You've changed lots, Jimmy.[...]" (MS 47474-27v, LPS: every lust of the mouth ^+lass of nexmouth bully, ^+Bully,+^+^ | JJA 47:408 | 1924-5 | ).

manjack - individual man, single one, man

congregant - one that congregates with others, a member of a congregation [(notebook 1924): '1 congregant'].

soups - briefs for prosecutions given to members of the Bar at Quarter Sessions or other courts; the fees attaching to such briefs + brief - Law. A summary of the facts of a case, with reference to the points of law supposed to be applicable to them, drawn up for the instruction of counsel conducting the case in court. 


next month + nex (l) - murder

bolly - a bogy, hobgoblin

phrase as sure as there's a tail on a cat

a taste - a little + taste - a trying, testing; a trial, test, examination.

story + storico (it) - historic + starik (Russian) - old man.

ony - any + only

minny - minnow (a sort of fish) + minutes

moe - more

bully - good friend, fine fellow, brother, companion, 'mate' + Joyce's note: 'Bully!'

dub - to invest with a dignity or title

water clock - an instrument designed to measure time by the fall or flow of water

guy = Guy Fawkes - an effigy habited in grotesquely ragged and ill-assorted garments and traditionally burnt on the evening of November the Fifth, usu. with a display of fireworks.

fink - squeal, inform; think

batty - 'balmy', 'dotty' + Woon, Basil - asked Joyce to write on "What you feel and do when you are going blind?" (Letters, I, 237).

maistre = master

plume (fr) - feather, pen


exactly + (notebook 1924): 'exactly unlike or precisely the same as what I know or imagine myself to be' Jespersen: The Growth and Structure of the English Language 139 (sec. 135): (quoting Charles Dickens) 'they are exactly unlike. They are utterly dissimilar in all respects'.

polar - directly opposite in character, action or tendency

antithesis - an opposition or contrast of ideas; the direct opposite, the contrast

same + Jespersen: The Growth and Structure of the English Language 136 (sec. 133): 'More than in anything else the richness of the English language manifests itself in its great number of synonyms, whether we take this word in its strict sense of words of exactly the same meaning or in the looser sense of words with nearly the same meaning... Sometimes the Latin word is used in a more limited, special or precise sense than the English, as is seen by a comparison of identical and same'.

woops - exp. of mild apology, surprise or dismay + (onomat.)

greet = great

scoot - a drunken spree, a bout of drunkenness + Tom + Scott, Sin Walter (1771-1832) - Scottish poet, novelist.

ducking - prompt bowing or bending of the head or body + Dick

thuggery - the system of robbery and murder practised by the Thugs + Harry

fox - to trick by ingenuity or cunning, confuse, bewilder + fixed

face to face

bunny - a pet name for a rabbit + bunny (Slang) - vulva.

Roger - Used as a generic or special name for persons + rod (Slang) - penis + to roger (Slang) - to fuck.

teashop - tearoom, lunchroom, cafe