prom = promenade - a place for walking or promenading; a walk; esp. a paved public walk for social promenades (now most freq. a paved walk raised alongside the beach at a seaside resort).
nith - envy, malice, hatred + neath - beneath.
bearer - she who, or that which, brings forth or produces + bare
period - fashioned after the style prevalent in a particular historical period.
changeable - showing different colours under different aspects, varying.
jade - jade green + shade - degree of darkness or depth of colour.
robe - to dress or cover as if with robe
Cullen, Paul, Cardinal (1803-78) - archbishop of Dublin, bitter enemy of the Fenians, execrated at Christmas dinner in Portrait.
smother - to suffocate; to cover up, cover over, densely or thickly by some thing or substance + song Mother Machree (Joyce apparently disliked it).
MacCabe, Edwand - 19th-century Dublin archbishop, cardinal.
blatherskite = blatherskate (Anglo-Irish) - a blustering talkative person; nonsense
porpore = purple + purpur (ger) - crimson + porpora (it) - purple.
Brahma - the supreme God of post-Vedic Hindu mythology + FDV: & calling singing to him down the feedchute: [[Hello ducky, please don't die,] and letting on to rave about the old songs of his long ago from over the holm, High Yay High hellsker saw ladies do hen smoke a pigger,] the powder pouring off her nose.
chute - a sloping channel or passage for the conveyance of water, or of things floating in water, to a lower level + (notebook 1924): 'feedchute'.
femtiseks (Norwegian) - fifty-six
fondling - that fondles; caressing, endearing + (notebook 1924): 'fondling ending' → Jespersen: The Growth and Structure of the English Language 10 (sec. 13): (of diminutives such as German -chen and -lein, for example) 'in English there are very few of these fondling-endings'.
poother = powder + (notebook 1924): 'I was in a bedroom powdering my nose'.
ramble - to wander, travel, in a free unrestrained manner and without definite aim or direction.
vuggy - full of cavities + barney - humbug, cheating + vuggebarn (Danish) - child in the cradle + Barney-the-Bark - G. B. Shaw, who, like Yeats, was awarded the Nobel prize.
mand (Danish) - man + mand (Dutch) - basket.
ducky - A term of endearment + (notebook 1924): 'put her arms in his I love you, please don't die Hello ducky'.
cheep - to chirp, squeak + (notebook 1922-23): 'cheep (chicks)'.
choicy - with careful choice, with special care; daintily, exquisitely, excellently
waterclock - an instrument actuated by water for the measurement of time + like clock work - with unvarying regularity + gluck - an inarticulate sound + glucks- (ger) - gurgle + Gluck (ger) - luck + (notebook 1924): 'water rolls - gluck' (dash dittoes 'water'; first two words not crayoned).
Melba, Nellie (1861-1931) - Australian soprano, sang Juliet to Jean de Reszke's Romeo in Goumod's opera.
phoebe - a small North American bird of the genus Sayornis + Phoebe - the Moon personified, a shepherdess in As You Like It. "Phoebe Dearest" is a song [Joyce's note: 'Phoebe, dearest'].
hoon - a gold coin; a lout, a crazy person + hun var (Danish) - she was.
daft - silly, foolish; madly gay or frolicsome
warbly - marked by warbling, quavery
sang = song
holmen - of holm or holly; made of holly-wood + holmen (Danish) - the islet + (notebook 1924): 'holm (ocean)' → Jespersen: The Growth and Structure of the English Language 70 (sec. 71): 'OE. holm meant 'ocean''.
Jeg elsker saaledes hendes smukke lille unge piger (Danish) - I so love her cute little young girls.
Soay - The name of an island in the Western Isles
and so on - Used as an abbreviating phrase to avoid further description or the enumeration of further details.
firth - an arm of the sea; an estuary of a river
and so forth - and similarly (in the remaining cases)
ton sonore (fr) - resonant tone
oom (Dutch, Afrikaans) - uncle + Botha, Louis "Oom" (1863-1919) - Transvaal leader, Boer general.
bothar (boher) (gael) - road + bothered (Anglo-Irish) - deaf (from Anglo-Irish bodhar).
beriberi - an acute disease generally presenting dropsical symptoms, with paralytic weakness and numbness of the legs.
sandy - of a yellowish-red colour
as deaf as a door, nail, etc. - completely deaf + (notebook 1924): 'Papa as deaf as a yawn'.
stult - A derissive name for a tailor + stultus (l) - foolish; a fool.
deef - deaf
deary - darling
yare - ye are + FDV: Ah, go to God, is it Anna Livia? As God is my judge. And then she'd go trot down & stand in the door and every servant girl that passed went the road she'd make her a sign to step inside by the sallyport. You don't say the sallyport! I do did! I do!
liv (Danish) - life
phrase as God is my judge
up - to rise to one's feet, to rise from bed
The village of Fontaine de Vaucluse is squeezed into the sharp end of a narrow valley and takes its name from the beautiful and mysterious spring feeding the river Sorgue. This spring comes from deep underground - nobody knows how deep. For most of the year all you can see is a deepblue pool of water at the bottom of towering cliffs. But during spring or very heavy rainfall it lives up to its name, with water gushing out at 200m3 every second - this is one of the largest springs in the world. This extraordinary phenomenon forms the crystal-clear Sorgue river, which soon turns a startling emerald, and it's this vivid hue that dominates the town of Fontaine de Vaucluse. It would seem that Petrarch and Laura had met in this valley on one or more occasions, and the memory of her presence there gave rise to the most exquisite poetry in the whole Canzoniere.
trot - to go or move quickly, to run
doon - down
douro - a former Spanish coin + dour (Anglo-Irish Pronunciation) - door.
puff - to smoke (a tobacco pipe or cigar) in intermittent puffs or whiffs
dudheen - a short tobacco pipe made of clay (from Irish dúidín)
servant + shirvant (Anglo-Irish Pronunciation) - servant.
farmerette - a woman or girl who farms land, a farmeress
piled - laid or reared in a pile or piles, heaped
Aine (ani) (gael) - Delight (fem. pers. name); anglic. Anna
gradh (gra) (gael) - love
simp - a fool, a simpleton + mimp - a pursing up of the lips (to contract, to draw together (the lips, brow, etc.) in wrinkles or puckers, suggesting the tightly drawn-in mouth of a purse) + (notebook 1924): '*A* beckons to girls' ('*A*' replaces a cancelled '*E*').
sallyport - an opening in a fortified place for the passage of troops when making a sally; sometimes used for 'postern' + (notebook 1924): 'sallyport'.
Sihlpost - The main Zurich postoffice
block (Slang) - fuck
shebeen - an unlicensed drinking establishment + caddie - lad + shoben (Japanese) - urine.
leg - to use the legs
+ FDV: Calling them all
holding up a half a crown & showing them how to bill & coo
legging a jig or two
to show them how to shake their benders & how to show what's out of sight &
all the way of a maid with a man, cuddle & squiggle & bill & coo, & making a
kind of a cackling noise like half a crown
& holding up a (silver) coin shiner.
jig - a lively, rapid, springy kind of dance
SIHL RIVER - Zurich's 2nd river (the 1st is the Limmat). The Sihlpost, Zurich's main post office, is on its banks.
to shake a leg - to dance + bender - a leg or knee + (notebook 1924): 'benders (legs)' → Jespersen: The Growth and Structure of the English Language 248 (sec. 247): 'I do not know whether American and especially Boston ladies are really as prudish as they are reported to be, speaking of the limbs of a piano and of their own benders instead of legs' (United States).
Irish Times 6 Jan 1923, 3/6: 'How to Dress. Value of a Colour Scheme': 'One vastly important point about clothes is underclothes... when... you are going to stay with smart town friends, collect all your very "gladdest" garments' [(notebook 1922-23): 'gladdest garments'].
Proverbs 30:19: 'the way of a man with a maid'
cackle - to make a noise as a hen, especially after laying an egg + Joyce's note: 'make a noise like $2'
crown - a coin of Great Britain of the value of five shillings; hence the sum of five shillings.
shiner - sovereign or guinea, a silver or gold coin
lordy - exclamation of surprise or astonishment
neiss = nese - nose + nice + (notebook 1924): 'throwing other men's wives at him' → Irish Times 31 Jan 1924, 3/4: 'Wife's Petition for Divorce. Allegations of Cruelty': 'The respondent was then examined... and said that about a year after his marriage the trouble arose owing to his wife "throwing other people's wives at him"'.
inny = inn (v.) - to lodge, find lodging for + any + FDV: To any girl at all of playful ways [of no matter what sex] A half a crown to any girl, a go to sit & make have fun in Humpy's lap!
pleiss = please
Tamar falsely accused of prostitution (Genesis 38:24)
humpy - a small or primitive dwelling, shack, hut
eerie - gloomy, strange, weird + FDV: And what about the rhyme she made up? O that? Tell me that. I'm dying down off my feet [until I hear]. How does it go? Well, listen now.
rima - a long narrow aperture, cleft, fissure + rime = rhyme - a piece of poetry or metrical composition in which the consonance of terminal sounds is observed + rima (it) - rhyme.
O det! (Danish) - O that! + o dit (fr) - o tell.
trent - p. and pple. of trend (to turn in some direction, to have a general tendency).
lather - to wash in or with a lather + lathering (Slang) - beating.
beat hell out of (P) - beat violently
MacCarthy, Dennis Florence (1817-82) - Irish poet + (notebook 1924): 'while I'm lathering Kate Moloney's combie'.
combies = combination garment - a close fitting undergarment consisting of combined chemise or undershirt and drawers [Joyce's note: 'combies'].
Flut (ger) - flood + silent flute (Slang) - penis.
pian - a contagious tropical skin disease + piano - softly, quietly + pian piano (it) - very gently, very quietly, very slowly + piena (it) - flood; full (feminine) + pian (Finnish) - soon.
iodine - one of the non-metallic elements, belonging to the halogen group.
song Cusheen Loo (lullaby translated from Irish)