bewail - to lament loudly, mourn + (notebook 1924): 'SD wept like a man for the innocence which he cd not defend like a W' → when Boabdil, last Moorish king of Granada, went into exile after losing his kingdom because he rebelled against his father [193.32], his mother said 'You do well to weep like a woman over what you could not defend like a man'.

lo - Used to direct attention to the presence or approach of something, or to what is about to be said; = Look! See! Behold!

Cathmon-Carbery - as Mr Senn says, contrasting brothers in the Ossianic Temora. Cairbar, lord of Atha, is bad, Cathmon is good.  

movie - a moving-picture show; a cinema + SDV: and so, thank God from the innermost depths of your heart,

attrite - repentant through fear of punishment, not through love of God + attritus (l) - shameless.

mimine - rel. to a family of american birds + mine + James Macpherson: The Poems of Ossian: Temora III: (Fingal says of Connal) 'His days of youth were mixed with mine'.

compline - In Catholic ritual: The last service of the day, completing the services of the canonical hours; also, the hour of that service.

James Macpherson: The Poems of Ossian: Temora II: 'Fingal begins to be alone'

attend - to accompany as a circumstance or follow as a result + is at hand + James Macpherson: The Poems of Ossian: Temora I: (opening words of argument) 'Cairbar... lord of Atha in Connaught'.

puff - a short light gust of air; a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke)

spiritus - breath, spirit + Spiritus (ger) - alcohol + James Macpherson: The Poems of Ossian: Conlath and Cuthona: 'I saw the ghost who embroiled the night' (glossed in a footnote: 'It was long thought, in the north of Scotland, that storms were raised by the ghosts of the deceased. This notion is still entertained by the vulgar; for they think that whirlwinds, and sudden squalls of wind are occasioned by spirits, who transport themselves, in that manner, from one place to another').

gouttelette (fr) - droplet

consummation - the act of consummating

pack - company of hounds kept for hunting

quarry - the animal pursued or taken by hounds or hunters

retainer - a dependent or follower of some person of rank or position

budge - to stir, to move from one's place

Monday's Child (nursery rhyme): 'Wednesday's child is full of woe'

jeudi (French) - Thursday

la - Used for emphasis or surprise + la (la) (gael) - day.

firstfruit - the earliest product, effect or result + (notebook 1924): 'Abel kills 1st born fat 1st fruits' Lamy: Commentarium in Librum Geneseos I.248: 'And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof... The Israelites were directed to offer up to God the first fruits of the earth and the first-born of humans and animals' (Genesis 4:4).

love + John Milton: Paradise Lost I.1-3: 'Of Mans First Disobedience, and the Fruit Of that Forbidden Tree, whose mortal taste Brought Death into the World, and all our woe'.

branded - marked with hot iron; marked with infamy, stigmatized + black sheep - a bad character + SDV: it is to you blacksheep,

pick - that which is selected; the best or choicest portion or example of anything + SDV: to you, pick of the waste paper basket,

wastepaper basket - a basket (or box) into which waste paper is thrown + (notebook 1923): 'waste paper bucket'.

tremour = tremor - a tremulous or vibratory movement caused by some external impulse; a vibration, shaking, quivering. 

thundery - of or pertaining to thunder; ominous, threatening + James Macpherson: The Poems of Ossian: Temora II: 'O Trenmor! High dweller of eddying winds! where the dark-red thunder marks the trouble clouds!'

Orion - name of a large and brilliant constellation south of the zodiac + ULERIN - In Macpherson's Temora, the star which guided sailors to the coast of Ulster. Temora states: "Ulerin, the Guide to Ireland, a star known by that name in the days of Fingal, and very useful to those who sailed by night from the Hebrides or Caledonia to the coast of Ulster." 

dogstar - the star Sirius, in the constellation of the Greater Dog, the brightest of the fixed stars + Campbell: 'Lord Ullin's Daughter' + Ripel claims that dogstar is Orion, associated with Sahu, or Magnificent Body. However, Orion is in South, while dog-headed Anubis and Seth are in North constellation of Great Bear. Also, in Second Ring of Power Castaneda describes how Dona Soledad with her dog accomplished transition of his consciousness to Other Self, i.e. Time Body. Dona Soledad is North Wind.

James Macpherson: The Poems of Ossian: Temora V: 'all its trees are blasted with winds'.

Genesis 2:9: 'the tree of knowledge of good and evil'

meteor - a luminous body seen temporarily in the sky + metuor (l) - I am feared + James Macpherson: The Poems of Ossian: Temora II: 'Trenmor, clothed with meteors' + James Macpherson: The Poems of Ossian: frequently mentions meteors as vehicles for ghosts.

horrescens (l) - beginning to tremble, growing afraid, shuddering + Horus.

astrologous - pertaining to astrology + dynamo- (gr) - power- + mono- (gr) - sole-, solitary- + logos (gr) - word, wisdom.

nil [nihil] fit (l) - nothing is made + Nebthwt (Nebhhwt or Nebthet) - Nephthys, daughter of Geb and Nut and the sister of Osiris, Isis and Horus and the sister and wife of Seth + Nekhbet (Nekhebet, Nechbet) was the patron of Upper Egypt, appearing as one of the "Two ladies" in the Nebty name of the pharaoh (with her counterpart Wadjet). She was often called "Hedjet" (White Crown) in reference to the crown of Upper Egypt. There is evidence that she was already popular in Predynastic Egypt but was specifically associated with the town of Nekheb (her name actually means "she of Nekheb"). However, by the Early Dynastic Period Nekheb and Nekhen (cult center of Horus the Elder) had merged and she and Wadjet were combined to form the Nebty name of the pharaoh; her position as a representative of Upper Egypt was fully established.

Beelzebub (spelled like JHWH, Jehovah; literally 'Lord of Flies') + Pre-Dynastic Horus God Kings: 1) Geb; 2) Ausar (Osiris); 3) Setekh (Set); 4) Hor (Horus); Hor gods, 300 years; 5) Djehuty (Thoth), 7,726 years; 6) Ma'at, 100 years; 7) Hor (Horus); 8) Hor (Horus) [Source: Turin Papyrus]

blusher - one that blushes + SDV: ay, to you, unseen blusher of an obscene coalhole,

obscene - designed to incite to indecency or lust, offensive to the mind + (notebook 1924): 'obscene' [on a notebook page quoting from reviews of 'Ulysses'].

coalhole - a small store-place for coals, a coal-cellar + (i.e. somewhere in general direction of constellations of Draco & Great Bear).

cubile (l) - bed + bum (Slang) - buttocks + cubilibus (l) - to or by beds + Thomas Moore: song: Fairest! Put on Awhile [air: Cummilum].

James Macpherson: The Poems of Ossian: Fingal III: 'The daughter of Lochlin overheard. She left the hall of her secret sigh!'

down and out - so weakened or disabled as to be ineffective, absolutely 'done'

turf - a slab or block of peat dug for use as fuel

mummy - A child's word for mother + SDV: that your coalblack turfbrown mummy is acoming,

acome - to come to, attain, reach

tidings - new information about specific and timely events


sonny - a small boy, a young boy

scrap - quarrel, fight

bab - A former nursery word for dad or papa.

raid - a rush, charge, hurried movement + bride - bridegroom, spouse.

PUNCHESTOWN - Racecourse, County Kildare, 3 miles South-East of Naas; site of annual Kildare and Nat Hunt Race Meeting.  

stud - a stallion

stoned - drunk, extremely intoxicated; Of a male animal (esp. a horse): Having testicles, not castrated.

racecourse - a piece of ground laid out with a track for horse-racing + ricorso (Vico).

belle - a handsome woman, esp. one who dresses so as to set off her personal charms

appeal - a criminal charge or accusation + make an appeal - to be attractive.

drei (ger) - three + dry - Of persons: Wanting drink, thirsty.

Yank - Colloq. abbreviation of Yankee.

the old sod - one's native district or country; spec., Ireland

tiered - having, or arranged in, tiers (successively overlapping ruffles or flounces on a  garment); formerly chiefly in parasynthetic comb., as high-tiered, three-tiered, triple-tiered.

mesdames - pl. of madam

Knie (German) = knie (Dutch) - knee

mix - to prepare (a compound) by putting various ingredients together

tipsy cake - a cake soaked in wine or brandy

colt - a young or inexperienced person; the young of the horse

did you ever? - did you ever see or hear the like? would you believe it? + ye - you.

filly - a young lively girl; a young mare, a female foal

fortescue - an Australian scorpion fish; the proper name

beck - a mute signal, a bow, a nod

spring - a bound, jump or leap

rill - a small stream, rivulet + ringlet - a curled lock or tress of hair.

drop - a pendant of metal or precious stone, as an ear-drop

Tasche (ger) - pocket; handbag

tram - silk thread + tramtickets (floating in river).

waive - to wave, move to and fro in the wind; to be tossed about

inundation - an overflow of water, a flood; an overspreading or overwhelming in superfluous abundance + innuendo (l) - by nodding, by intimating.

duck - to bend or stoop quickly so as to lower the body or head

bellhop - to work as a bellhop (someone employed as an errand boy and luggage carrier around hotels) + SDV: little old fashioned mummy, little wonderful -------- running with her tidings, all the news of the [greatbig] world, skipping bellhopping the weirs,

weir - a barrier or dam to restrain water, esp. one placed across a river or canal in order to raise or divert the water for driving a mill wheel

dodge - to make a sudden movement in a new direction

bog - wet spongy ground of decomposing vegetation

rapid - moving with a great speed + shoot - to rush on + Joyce's note: 'rapidshooting'.

TALLAGHT - Town, South-West of Dublin; Taimhleacht, Ir. "plague-grave." According to legend, the Parthalonians, one of the peoples to invade Ireland, all died of plague and were buried in a mass-grave at Tallaght. The Red Cow inn was South of Tallaght, Green Hills is to the North.  

phooka - a mischievous or malignant goblin or specter in the form of a horse who haunts bogs and marshes + POULAPHUCA - Picturesque waterfall of the Liffey below the dam of present Blessington Reservoir, County Wicklow; Poll an Phuca, Ir. "Goblin's Hole."

BLESSINGTON - Town, County Wicklow, 15 miles South-West of Dublin. The Liffey River and King's River join at Blessington.