cholera morbus - a common bilious disease familiarly known in most countries, jaundice + collera (it) - anger + morbous - causing disease, of or pertaining to disease.
Mangan, James Clarence (1803-49) - Irish poet, author of "Dark Rosaleen" and "The Nameless One," used in Ulysses to indicate Noman or the nameless narrator of "Cyclops". Joyce wrote an essay about Mangan. Mangan was known as "The Man in the Cloak," and he died of cholera morbus. La cloaque is French argot for "brothel" + Mann (ger) - man + cloaca (l) - sewer.
starr = star - an ornament representing a star, worn as a part of insignia of an order of knighthood + starr (ger) - stiff.
Girton = Girton College, one of the two Cambridge colleges for women + the garter - the badge of the highest order of English knighthood + STAR AND GARTER - the insignia of the Order of the Garter.
draper - a dealer in cloth, and now by extension, in other articles of textile manufacture.
deane = din; dain
will of the wisp - a delusive goal or hope
Barney-the-Bark - G. B. Shaw, who, like Yeats, was awarded the Nobel prize.
mangold - a variety of beet (cultivated as a food for cattle)
Bond, Oliver - United Irishman of 1798, condemned to death, but died beforehand of apoplexy.
frey = fry - young fish
Tibert - The name of the cat in the apologue of Reynard the Fox; thence, used as a quasi-proper name for any cat, and (as a common noun), a cat; Tiberis (l) - the Tiber river.
Sunny Jim - Mr Atherton says, an advertising figure for a breakfast food, "Force." Joyce was called "Sunny Jim" as a child.
spare me days! - an exclamatory ejaculation
bravo - a daring villain, a hired soldier or assassin + Thomas Moore: Irish Melodies: War Song: Remember the Glories of Brien the Brave.
pente = paint + pente (gr) - five.
lub- (l) - [stem meaning] desire + lashings (Anglo-Irish) - plenty, lots.
Olona is Italian "Magdalene", Lena is Russian, Magdalena is Latin American.
lena (l) - procuress, bawd
the Magdalene - the appellation of a disciple of Christ named Mary, 'out of whom went seven devils' (Luke viii. 2). She has commonly been supposed to be identical with the unnamed 'sinner' of Luke vii. 37, and therefore appears in Western hagiology as a harlot restored to purity and elevated to saintship by repentance and faith + MAGDALEN - There were Magdalen Asylums (for fallen women on "magdalens") in Donnybrook and Leeson Street Lower. In 19th-cent Dublin, fallen women were "saved" by putting them to work as laundresses; hence for FW the Two Washerwomen are the "maggies."
Camilla (l) - Volscian heroine in the Aeneid + camilla (l) - a girl of unspotted character.
dromo (gr) - running
mamilla (l) - breast, nipple
SHANNON - The longest (230 miles) river in Ireland
dora (gr) - gift
riparia (l) - frequenting river-banks
douche (fr) - shower
warmingpan - a long-handled covered pan of metal (usually of brass) to contain live coals, etc., formerly in common use for warming beds.
blarney - smoothly flattering or cajoling talk. Also, nonsense + BLARNEY - Town, County Cork, 4 miles North-West of Cork City. In the 15th-century castle is the Blarney Stone, believed to make anyone who kisses it proficient in blarney (smooth-talk).
brag - show, pomp, display (obs.) + bags - trousers.
wally - an unfashionable person; one who is foolish, inept, or ineffectual. Also as a mild term of abuse.
Meagher, Wally - seems to have inherited a pair of family trousers in bad condition and to have been involved in some kind of "troth." (Glasheen, Adaline / Third census of Finnegans wake).
hairpin - a kind of pin used in dressing and fastening up the hair
slatepencil - a pencil, made of soft slate or other material, used for writing on a slate + pencil (Slang) - penis.
Eilis Oram was a false-tongued character in Tipperary folklore [(notebook 1922-23): 'Elsie Oram'].
toby - the buttocks; vulva
to do one's best - to do the best one can (do)
vulgar fractions - those fractions in which the numerator and denominator are represented by numbers placed the one above, the other below, a horizontal line + (notebook 1924): 'Volga craft built for 1 downstream voyage & then sold' (only first word crayoned).
bellezza (it) - beauty
blue bag - a bag containing a cakes or blue powder for laundry use [(notebook 1924): 'bluebag'; (notebook 1924): 'the blues'].
fitz - son
Missa pro Messa (eccl. l) - Mass for the Harvest
Taff - A familiar nickname for a Welshman
jill - a lass, wench
spoon (Slang) - flirt, sweetheart
Jack and Gill - lad and lass + nursery rhyme Jack and Jill.
the broth of a boy (Anglo-Irish) - a real (essential) boy + (notebook 1923): 'a slip of a boy - broth -'.
Friday - Robinson Crusoe's native friend + Joyce's note: 'Robinson (Rubinstein)'
Caducus Angelus (eccl. l) - Fallen Angel
Rubicon (l) - between Italy and Cisalpine Gaul, crossed by Caesar (49 B.C.) to start civil war.
poplin - a mixed woven fabric, consisting of a silk warp and worsted weft, and having a corded surface.
revery = reavery, reverie + every
warp - Weaving. The threads which are extended lengthwise in the loom, usually twisted harder than the weft or woof, with which these threads are crossed to form the web or piece; a perversion or perverse inclination of the mind, a mental twist + one
weaver - one who weaves textile fabrics
woof - the threads that cross from side to side of a web, at right angles to the warp; the texture of a fabric.
steaded - placed in position (obs.)
rake - an implement, consisting of a bar fixed across the end of a long handle and fitted with teeth which point downwards, used in field-work for drawing together hay, grass, or the like, and in gardening for similar purposes or for breaking up, levelling, and smoothing the surface of the ground.
VARIAN AND CO - Brush manufacturers, long at 91-92 Talbot Street.
muck - the dung of cattle (usually mixed with decomposing vegetable refuse) used for manure; dirt, filth; anything disgusting [Joyce's note: 'muck'].
hostis (l) - stranger, foreigner, enemy
Walter A. Copinger - 19th century lawyer and bibliographer of incunabula (books printed before 1501, Latin 'things in the cradle')
on the pop of - about to, on the point of
daulphin - dolphin; dauphin (the title of the oldest son of the King of France)
squib - a kind of sweet made up in a form resembling a squib; A common species of firework, in which the burning of the composition is usually terminated by a slight explosion; 'Squibs are straight cylindrical cases about 6 inches long, firmly closed at one end, tightly packed with a strong composition, and capped with touch-paper' + quid - a sovereign; one pound sterling; a guinea + James Joyce: Ulysses.8.383: 'give every child born five quid'.
infanta - a daughter of the king and queen of Spain or Portugal; spec. the eldest daughter who is not heir to the throne.
ashpit - a hole beneath a fire-place or furnace into which the ashes fall; also, a hole in which ashes and household refuse are thrown away.
hefty - violent; easy to lift or handle
lusk - an idle or lazy fellow, a sluggard + LUSK - Village, North of Dublin.
ferry - a passage or place where boats pass over a river, etc. to transport passengers and goods; the ferry boat.
spas - a person with spastic paralysis; a fool + spas (Serbian) - salvation, liberation + spes (l) - hope.
speranza (it) - hope
symposium - a drinking party; a meeting or conference for discussion of some subject + Thom's Directory of Ireland/Dublin, Dublin Annals section 1780: 'Simpson's Hospital for the reception of poor, decayed, blind, and gouty men, incorporated'.
decayed - physically wasted or impaired
nave - the main part or body of a church + naves (l) - ships.
ARMORICA - Ancient name for region in North-West France comprising the coast of Gaul between Seine and Loire Rivers. Inhabited by Cymric Celts, later a Roman province; extreme North-West part invaded in 5th century AD by Britons and thereafter called Brittany; East part became Normandy. Letters, I, 247: "Amory Tristan [first Lord of Howth] b. in Brittany (North Armorica)" + Armoricus (l) - an Armorican, person from Armorica.
Saint Lawrence -
personification of indolence; martyr who told his tormentors to turn him round on his
Saint Lawrence's day - 10th August.
guillotine - an instrument used in France (esp. during the Revolution) for beheading, consisting of a heavy knife blade sliding between grooved posts.
Reuben - The personal name Reuben applied to suggest the conventionally conceived figure of a farmer or rustic; a country bumpkin.
hempen - made of hemp (the cortical fibre of plant Cannabis sativa, used for making cordage, and woven into stout fabrics).
suspenders - a pair of straps passing over the shoulders to hold up the trousers
Brennan on the Moor - outlaw hero of Irish ballad, betrayed by a woman, hung.
OCONEE - River and county, Georgia, US; it flows through Laurens County and its county seat, Dublin.
conditor - a founder, an institutor (of laws)
peduncle - the stalk of a flower or fruit, or of a cluster of flowers or fruits; a slender part or joint by which some part or organ is attached to another + Joyce's note: 'C3 arm (weak)'.
karma (Sanskrit) - action, occupation (in Buddhism and Hinduism, action as determining one's fate, destiny as determined by one's actions).
sunless - not illuminated by the sun
Seamus O'Seain (shemus o shan) (gael) - James descendant of John
jackal - an animal of the dog kind, about the size of a fox; a person who acts like a jackal, esp. one who does subordinate preparatory work or drudgery for another, or ministers to his requirements + Jekyll - The name of the hero of R. L. Stevenson's story, 'Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' (published 1886), who appears as a benevolent and respectable character under the name of Jekyll and the opposite under the name of Hyde.
BROWNE AND NOLAN - Printers, publishers, and booksellers; at 24-25 Nassau Street at the turn of the century, now in Dawson Street, with works at Clonskeagh; owners of the Richview Press.
Donn (doun) (gael) - Brown
William De Morgan: Joseph Vance (James Joyce: Letters I.101: letter 09/04/17 to Ezra Pound: 'some time ago a person gave me a two-volume novel to read, Joseph Vance. I read it at intervals for some time, till I discovered that I had been reading the second volume instead of the first').
WESTMORELAND LOCK HOSPITAL - Opened 1792 for treatment of venereal disease in Donnybrook Road; limited to women patients about 1820. Usually called "the Lock." Honor Bright was a Dublin prostitute murdered in Wicklow + phrase lock stable door (i.e. Lock the stable door when the steed is stolen. To take “precautions” when the mischief is done.)
Honor Bright: prostitute found murdered in 1925 at Ticknock crossroads, County Dublin, probably for having infected some relation of her slayer with venereal disease (nickname derived from her use of phrase 'Honour Bright' in reply to most remarks).
meretrix (l) - harlot, prostitute
Dun-buinne (dunbwini) (gael) - Fort of the Flood; town, Co. Meath
bellows - an instrument or machine constructed to furnish a strong blast of air
Ida - Gertrude Stein's short sketch, composed in 1937, published as a novel in 1940. Ida is a girl of dual personality who has a twin self, Ida-Ida.
hushaby - tending to quiet or lull
rocker - a cradle
elle trouve tout (fr) - she finds all
William Shakespeare: Two Gentlemen of Verona IV.2.39: 'Who is Silvia? What is she'
swilly - an eddy or whirlpool; addicted to swilling or heavy drinking.
swash - to dash or splash (water) about, to dash water upon