bewail - to express great sorrow for; to lament loudly, mourn + (notebook 1924): 'SD wept like a man for the innocence which he cd not defend like a W'.
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, brothers in the Ossianic Temora. Cairbar, lord of Atha, is bad, Cathmon is good.
movie - a moving-picture show; a cinema
attrite - having attrition (Theol. An imperfect sorrow for sin, as if a bruising which does not amount to utter crushing (contrition); 'horror of sin through fear of punishment, without any loving sense, or taste of God's mercy' (Hooker), while contrition has its motive in the 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.
attend - to present oneself, for the purpose of taking some part in the proceedings + James Macpherson: The Poems of Ossian: Temora I: (opening words of argument) 'Cairbar... lord of Atha in Connaught'.
puff - a whiff; breath; life, span of existence
spiritus - breathing; spirit + 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 - a condition in which desires, aims, and tendencies are fulfilled.
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
nursery rhyme Monday's Child: 'Wednesday's child is full of woe'
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.
pick - that which is selected; the best or choicest portion or example of anything.
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.
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 - any atmospheric phenomenon; 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
astrologous - pertaining to astrology + dynamo- (gr) - power- + mono- (gr) - sole-, solitary- + logos (gr) - word, wisdom.
nil [nihil] fit (l) - nothing is made
blusher - one that blushes
obscene - disgusting, repulsive, filthy, foul, loathsome; impure, indecent, lewd [(notebook 1924): 'obscene' (on a notebook page quoting from reviews of 'Ulysses')].
coalhole - a small store-place for coals, a coal-cellar
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
acome - to come to, attain, reach
tidings - reports, news, intelligence, information
sonny - 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.
belle - a handsome woman, esp. one who dresses so as to set off her personal charms.
to make an appeal - to be attractive + appeal - a criminal charge or accusation.
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
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 (a hotel page-boy)
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 move to and fro, to make a sudden movement in a new direction.
bog - a piece of wet spongy ground, consisting chiefly of decayed or decaying moss and other vegetable matter, too soft to bear the weight of any heavy body upon its surface.
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, Countz Wicklow, 15 miles South-West of Dublin. The Liffey River and King's River join at Blessington.