heretical - characterized by departure from accepted beliefs or standards

Marcion - 2d-century heretic of Sinope who believed in two gods and claimed to be Christ + Chiniquy: The Priest, the Woman and the Confessional 234: 'Auricular confession originated with the early heretics, especially with Marcion... let us hear what the contemporary writers have to say on the question. "Certain women were in the habit of going to the heretic Marcion to confess their sins to him. But, as he was smitten with their beauty, and they loved him also, they abandoned themselves to sin, with him"'.

*IJ* + schism (heresy).

bulkily - stoutly, corpulently, clumsily; pompously (obs.) + Buckley.

shat - p. of shit + shot.

ruction - a disturbance, riot, or tumult + Russian.

gonorrhea + General.

foxy - a fox terrier

lupo (it) - wolf + The Wolf, the Fox, and the Ape (Aesop's fable): A WOLF accused a Fox of theft, but the Fox entirely denied the charge. An Ape undertook to adjudge the matter between them. When each had fully stated his case the Ape announced this sentence: "I do not think you, Wolf, ever lost what you claim; and I do believe you, Fox, to have stolen what you so stoutly deny." [The dishonest, if they act honestly, get no credit].

blethering - volubly and foolishly talkative; despicable, contemptible + FDV: Ever hear of the monkey & the virgin heir of Claremorns*, eh, [blethering] ape?

malingerer - someone shirking their duty by feigning illness or incapacity

luxury (Joyce's note) Lamy: Commentarium in Librum Geneseos I.258 (l) - (of Cain) 'Facultates autem domesticas magna pecuniarum vi ex rapinis et violentia amplificans, et ad luxuriam ac latrocinia familiares suos invitans, magister illis exstitit ad pravam vitæ institutionem' (Latin 'But as he enlarged the powers of his household by the great force of his money from looting and violence, and instigated his close comrades to extravagance and robberies, he set them up in a degenerate way of life' (Genesis 4:17)).

collector - one who collects or gathers together; spec. one who gathers separate literary compositions, etc., into one book + Joyce's father worked for the Collector-General of Rates.

mealtime - the usual time at which a meal is served + meantime

hamil - belonging to home, domestic; home-grown, home-made + Hamilcar - Carthaginian general, 5th cent. B.C. + Hamilcar Barca ("Lightning") (270-228 B.C.) - Carthaginian general, First Punic War, father of Hanibal.

hatful - as much as hat will hold, a considerable amount + SDV: Malingerer out of work, what have you done with all the baskets babyprams of stewed fruit, the dishfuls of cooked vegetables, 

stew - Of meat, fruit, vegetables: Cooked by slow boiling in a closed vessel. 

suitcase - a portable rectangular traveling bag for carrying clothes

coddle - to boil gently + SDV: the bags of poached coddled eggs you cozened out of charitable kitchens by piping your eye & saying howling as how you suffered no end from chicken's gapes & mal de siecle.

Paris funds were Irish Nationalist deposits in Paris whose administration was disputed after the split oven Panell in 1890 (Parnell was accused of misappropriating them).

schemer - one who plots, or lays plans in an underhand manner + Scham (ger) - shame.

kitty - young domestic cat; a girl of easy virtue; the cumulative stake in a game (such as poker), the combined stakes of the betters + coax - to persuade by gentle, insinuating courtesy, flattering, or fondling + Kitty O'Shea.

flexibly - in a flexible manner, with flexibility

buttery - a storeroom for liquors, pantry, larder + (notebook 1922-23): 'buttery hatch' Daily Mail 5 Jan 1923, 6/5: 'Wayside Wines': 'Friends have travelled far to taste, with me, the nut-brown Audit, which flows from the buttery-hatch of Trinity, as precious as the learning that blossoms in her stately courts'.

yowl - to wail, howl

drop - to fall in drops + (drip, drip, drip of the syphilitic prick [.15])

poverty of mind (Joyce's note) Times Literary Supplement 10 Apr 1919, 189/4: 'Modern Novels' [anonymous review of A Portrait and Ulysses (by Virginia Woolf)]: 'for what reason a work of such originality yet fails to compare... with Youth or Jude the Obscure. It fails, one might say simply because of the comparative poverty of the writer's mind'.

pledge - to leave in possession of another as security (as, "to pledge one's watch")

Christ's crown of thorns

Christ's robe is supposedly preserved in Trèves Cathedral 

whelp - to bring forth: often with contemptuous implication + help

pitre (fr) - clown + Peter.

poule (fr) - hen + Paul.

gape - an open mouthed stare + chicken grape - a stout tall growing grape + SDV: & saying howling as how you suffered no end from chicken's gapes & mal de siecle.

siecle (fr) - the world; century, age + pas mal de (fr) - a fair amount of + pas mal de siècle (fr) - not a bad century.

by the by - in passing, incidentally, by the way

Reynaldo - one of Charlemagne's paladins. In Orlando Furioso, Rinaldo (Reynaldo) is the brother of Bradamante. Rinaldo and his cousin Orlando (Roland) both fall in love with the beautiful Angelica and a rivalry arises between them. Rinaldo drinks from a fountain which causes him to fall in love with Angelica while she drinks from another fountain which causes her to hate him. He is finally cured of his love for Angelica when he drinks from another magic fountain.

emetic - inducing to vomit; sickening, mawkish + (notebook 1924): 'ordinary emetic' Sporting Times 1 Apr 1922, 4: 'The Scandal of Ulysses' (review of Ulysses by Aramis): 'it would also have the very simple effect of an ordinary emetic'.

grenadier - Originally, a soldier who threw grenades. At first four or five were attached to each company, but, later, each battalion or regiment had a company of them. Though grenades went out of general use in the eighteenth century, the name of 'grenadiers' was retained for a company of the tallest and finest men in the regiment.

drip - a falling or letting fall in drops + Some Die of Drinking Water (song): 'Some die of drinking water / And some of drinking beer / Some die of constipation / And some of diarrhea. / But of all the world's diseases / There's none that can compare / With the drip, drip, drip of the syphilitic prick / Of a British Grenadier.'

Hasdrubal - 1) son-in-law of Hamilcar Barca. 2) Hasdrubal Barca, son of Hamilcar Barca, Carthaginian general, brother of Hannibal, killed in battle against the Romans (207 B.C.). He was beheaded and his head thrown into Hannibal's camp + has (Hungarian) - belly. 

platinum - a somewhat rare metal (at first named platina)

thong - leather strip that forms the flexible part of a whip; a thin strip of leather, often used to lash things together + things.

excruciate - to subject to torture, put on the rack, etc.; to torture mentally, inflict extreme mental anguish upon + (notebook 1924): 'excruciated' Kinane: St. Patrick 211: (of Jesus) 'amid the most excruciating tortures, shed His Precious Blood'.

in honour - in allegiance to the moral principles which are imperative in one's position, or to some conventional standard of conduct, as a moral bounden duty

crucifixion - the action of crucifying, or of putting to death on a cross

spree - a lively or boisterous frolic; an occasion or spell of somewhat disorderly or noisy enjoyment (freq. accompanied by drinking) + Saint-Esprit (French) - Holy Ghost.

holinight - a night of festivity or pleasure; a night that is kept holy, as the eve of a festival (obs.) + (notebook 1924): 'Mon souper dans mon ventre Je voudrais qu'il fût nuit que dimanche vînt demain et fête après demain' → Sauvé: Proverbes et Dictons de la Basse-Bretagne no. 37: 'Mon souper dans mon ventre je voudrais qu'il fût nuit, Que dimanche vint demain et fête après demain' (French 'My supper in my belly I wish it would be night, tomorrow Sunday and the day after a holiday') [.19-.22].

Paraskeue (gr) - preparation before the sabbath of Passover; the day Christ was crucified; Good Friday

crow - to utter the loud cry of a cock + William Shakespeare: Hamlet I.1.157: (of the ghost of the King of Denmark) 'It faded on the crowing of the cock'.

Jonathan - a generic name for the people of the United States, and also for a representative United States citizen + Jonathan Swift.

estomac (fr) - stomach + (notebook 1924): 'estomaqué' estomaqué (fr) - flabbergasted Dupont: Les Légendes du Mont-Saint-Michel 178: 'Guillaume Ridel exploitant, lui-même, l'hôtellerie de La Licorne, fut tout estomaqué quand il vit pénétrer chez lui la force publique' (French 'William Ridel, he himself making use of the services of the hotel La Licorne, was all flabbergasted when he saw the police enter his house').

simian - an ape or monkey

sentiment - a mental feeling, an emotion

secretion - that which is produced by the action of a secreting organ + (monkeys don't cry).

cataract - a waterfall; a violent downpour or rush of water

Shem the Penman

oft - often + Thomas Moore: National Airs: Oft, in the Stilly Night (song).

smelly - having a smell, stinking

wallow - to move about heavily or clumsily; to be immersed or engrossed in (some activity) + wallow in riches - to live in abundance.

clutch - tight grip or grasp + clutch at a straw - to be willing to try anything to get out of a dangerous situation.

famished - extremely hungry + Alfred Lord Tennyson: 'Break, Break, Break': 'But O for the touch of a vanish'd hand'.

bearded - having a beard

jezebel - an impudent, shameless or abandoned woman

sodden - saturated or soaked with water or moisture

encore - to request an encore (from a performer) + {while on your sodden mattress you snored}

airish - chilly, cool + Irish

na bac leis (na bok lesh) (gael) = naboclesh (Irish) - pay no attention to him/it

False dreams pass through the Ivory Gate, those which come true through the Gate of Horn. Based on 2 puns in Gk: elephas, "ivory," and elephairo, "to cheat with empty hopes"; keras, "horn," and karanoo "to fulfil." Odyssey 19:5 62; Aeneid 6:894 ff. 192.27. 

reve = reave - to plunder, pillage, to rob + rêve (fr) - dream.

ruth - the feeling of sorrow for another

companionate marriage (occas. mating) - a form of marriage which provides for divorce by mutual consent and in which neither partner has any legal responsibilites towards the other.

fleshpots of Egypt - luxuries or advantages regarded with regret or envy

hanging gardens of Babylon + Euston and Marylebone - London railway stations.

dormer - a projecting vertical window in the sloping roof of a house

moonshee - a Hindu interpreter or language teacher + banshee - a supernatural being supposed by the peasantry of Ireland and the Scottish Highlands to wail under the windows of a house where one of the inmates is about to die. Certain families of rank were reputed to have a special 'family spirit' of this kind + shee (Anglo-Irish) = sídhe (Irish) - fairy.

serene - completely clear and fine + Selene (gr) - moon-goddess.

lit. Scheinwerfer (ger) - headlamps, searchlights (literally 'light-throwers')

knicker = nicker - to neigh; to laugh loudly or shrilly + snicker - to laugh slyly, to laugh in one's sleeve.

whinge - to whine; esp. to complain peevishly

comport oneself - to behave oneself

incosistency - discrepancy between principles and practice, or between one action and another

alimony - supply of the means of living + ..."Where are the little apples we lock up in the little saltbox? Where is that little alimony nestegg"... (It all began in the first draft as an on the fly addition: "Where are the little apples we lock up in the little drawer?" (JJA 47:387). In the second draft "drawer" has become "saltbox" (JJA 47:389). The fair copy and the following two typescripts are all right, but the printer of This Quarter again takes the short route and drops a line, jumping from one "Where" (line 7) to the next (line 8).) (Robbert-Jan Henkes, 22 May 2002.) 

nestegg - a sum of money laid or set by as a reserve; something kept in reserve

rainy day - a period of want or need + SDV: Where are the little apples we lock up in the little drawer? Where is that little [alimony] nestegg for our [predictable] rainy day?

gainsay - to deny

cake eater - an effeminate party going dandy, a playboy + have one's cake and eat it - Phrase used when somebody wants two things that are mutually exclusive: 'You can't have your cake and eat it too'.

elegy - a song of lamentation, esp. a funeral song or lament for the dead + James Macpherson: The Poems of Ossian: Temora II: 'the souls of the dead could not be happy till their elegies were sung by a bard'.

templemound - a mound forming the foundation of a temple (as in Mayan and Aztec arch.) + ZION - Hill in North-East part of Jerusalem, site of the alleged tomb of David; Popularly called the "Temple Mount," but incorrectly since the Temple of Solomon was on nearby Mount Moriah. The first headquarters of the Knights Templar was on the Temple Mount, because it was above what was believed to be the ruins of the Temple of Solomon.

Jerusalem + Jesus. 

bundle - a collection of things wrapped or boxed together

baptized + bêtise (fr) - silliness; foolish act + balbettare (it) - to stutter.

haymaking - the process of cutting and drying grass for hay + James Macpherson: The Poems of Ossian: Temora: refers to the pre-Christian custom of naming persons only after they had performed some distinguishing work.