Ni Yenessy (notebook 1924) + Hennessy brandy + Yenisey - greatest river system flowing to the Arctic Ocean.
Lager - a pale, bottom-fermented beer of moderate strength that originated in Central Europe + Lagan - major river in Northern Ireland.
Niger - principal river of western Africa
festus (l) - festive + Festus King = 2 Slavies (Joyce's list of characters) + Joyce's note: 'Gerald Festus Kelly' + King - river in Western Australia.
Roaring Peter = 3 Fusiliers (Joyce's list of characters)
frisky - lively, playful + Frisky Shorty = ∆ (Joyce's list of characters).
treacle - a pale cane syrup; a message that is excessively sweet and sentimental + Treacle Tom = Magrath Bros. (Joyce's list of characters).
Ob - major river in western Siberia, Russia
*S* + O'Donnell = Maurice (Joyce's list of characters).
sully - an act of sullying, soiling, or polluting (lit. and fig.); a stain, blemish + Lucius Cornelius Sulla (138-78 B.C.) - Roman general and statesman; successful in wars of defense, became jealous of greater success of Gaius Marius and elevated hatred into civil war; after Marius's death became dictator and instituted reign of terror; retired in 79 B.C. and died in thorough dissipation + Sully, leader of the twelve (*O*) and Magrath's thug [495.01-.03] [573.06-.07] + Hosty = Sully (Joyce's list of characters).
thug - one of an association of professional robbers and murderers in India, who strangled their victims; a cutthroat, ruffian, rough
Master McGrath - song that commemorates an Irish greyhound winning the Waterloo Cup in 1869 + Treacle Tom = Magrath Bros. (Joyce's list of characters).
Cloran (Joyce's list of characters)
Delaware - major river on the Atlantic coast of the United States
Rossa, O'Donovan (1831-1915) - Fenian for whom a Dublin bridge is named + rossa (it) - red (feminine) + O'Donovan Rossa Bridge - road bridge spanning the River Liffey in Dublin.
Nerone (it) - Nero (the emperor) + McPartland = Elcock (Giubilei) [Joyce's list of characters] + pacem (l) - peace.
knock around - to move about, wander or roam, in an irregular way; to lead an irregular life
bladder - a membranous bag in the animal body; orig. The musculo-membranous bag which serves as the receptacle of the urinary fluid secreted by the kidneys.
Mary Selina (notebook 1922-23) → Irish Times 6 Nov 1922, 1/1: 'Deaths': 'Blake - On the evening of October 28, 1922, at Ballycogoran, Killaloe, Mary Selina, second daughter and only surviving child of the late Walter Blake' + SelÍnÍ (gr) - moon.
Susquehanna - the river in North America
stekel (Dutch) - thorn + FDV: a child's bladder balloon for Mary Selina Stakelum
Ward, Pruda - perhaps the Dublin whore, Teasy Ward (see 212.8), mentioned in As I Was Walking Down Sackville Street. (Glasheen, Adaline / Third census of Finnegans wake) + FDV: But what did she give to Una Ward & Peggy Quilty & Teasy Kieran & Ena Lappin
Cannell, Kathleen - American, wife of a poet, contributor to transition, N.Y. Times Paris correspondent.
BROSNA - River, Counties Westmeath and Offaly, flows into Shannon River. Mullingar is on the Brosna. Brosna, Ir. "faggot" (bundle of firewood) + (notebook 1924): 'Nora Brosna'.
camac (Serbian) - small boat
Melissa (gr) - "Bee": name of a nymph who invented beekeeping + Melissa - river in southern Brazil.
BRADOGE (BRADOGUE) RIVER - A small Dublin river (or "Water"), now entirely subterranean, flowing from the intersection of Grangegorman and NCR, South-East to Liffey near Arran Street.
"hearing above the skirling of harsh Mother East old Fox Goodman, the bellmaster" + Thom's Directory of Ireland/Dublin (1862): 'Eccles-street... 14... Goodman, John Fox, solicitor' & (1903): 'Court for Crown Cases, Reserved - Officer of the Court - John Fox Goodman, Esq' (apparently the clerk responsible for swearing the jury in a conspiracy case against Parnell in 1880).
Gretna Green - village in the south of Scotland famous for runaway weddings
inglesante (Portuguese) - one who turns English
Lethe - the river of forgetfulness, one of the five rivers of Hades (Greek mythology) + Leitha - river in Central Europe.
liane - climbing forest plant + Liane - river in France, flows into English Channel.
simpatica (it) - nice
sohan (Irish) - pleasant + Sohan - river in Punjab, Pakistan.
una (l, it) - one + Una - river in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
bina (l) - a pair
la terza (it) - the third (feminine)
trina (l) - triple
mesme (Old French) - same
Philomene (gr) - moon-lover + FDV: & Philomena O'Farrell & Moira MacCabe & Nancy Shan?
irmak (Turkish) - river
Josephine Foyle (Joyce's note) + Foyle (from Irish: An Feabhal meaning "estuary of the lip") - river in west Ulster in the northwest of Ireland.
Battle of Fontenoy, 1745 + "That was the tictacs of the jinnies for to fontannoy the Willingdone." [009.06-07]
Xavier, St Francis (1506-52) - Jesuit, apostle to the Indies, had the gift of tongues + (notebook 1923): 'Aunt Zavier'.
Agnus Dei (l) - Lamb of God
Saint FranÁois de Sales - patron of writers
Macleay - major river on the North Coast, New South Wales, Australia + (28 rainbow girls).
ilka (Scottish Dialect) - every
madre (it) - mother + every mother's daughter (phrase).
moonflower - pantropical climber having white fragrant nocturnal flowers + (menstruation).
bloodvein - a kind of moth (Bradyepetes amataria) + FDV: She gave them all a moonflowers moonflower & a bloodstone & a pint & a half of prunejuice.
devide = divide
vinedresser - one that cultivates and prunes grapevines + Isaiah 63:3: 'them that tread out the winepress'.
chambermaid + FDV: To Izzy O'Corman her youngest the vision of life love beyond her years.
Tristan died at Cliff of the Penmarks (Penmarc'h) + Jim the Penman - nickname of James Townsend Saward, a 19th century English barrister and forger.
befoul - to make foul, cover with filth or dirt + before
prime - the 'springtime' of human life; the time of early manhood or womanhood, from about 21 to 28 years of age + FDV: To Shem her son eldest the vista of life before his time.
colonial - inhabitant of a colony + FDV: My colonial! That was a bagful! But what did she give to Una Ward & Peggy Quilty & Teasy Kieran & Ena Lappin & Philomena O'Farrell & Moira MacCabe & Nancy Shan? She gave them all a moonflowers moonflower & a bloodstone & a pint & a half of prunejuice. To Izzy O'Corman her youngest the vision of life love beyond her years. To Shem her son eldest the vista of life before his time.
Wardha - one of the biggest rivers in Vidarbha region in India + what a
bagful - the quantity held by a bag, an indeterminate but usu. large quantity
bakers dozen - thirteen + -een (Anglo-Irish) - (diminutive) + dusin (Danish) - dozen.
tithe - the tenth part of the annual produce of agriculture, etc., being a due or payment (orig. in kind) for the support of the priesthood, religious establishments, etc. In more general sense: Any levy, tax, or tribute of one tenth.
tilly - something added for a good measure, a gift from the vendor
to boot - in addition + Joyce's note, A Painful Case: 'O'Neill boot'.
tale of a tub - an apocryphal tale, a 'cock and bull' story
Hibernian - of or belonging to Ireland, Irish
crinoline - a stiff coarse fabric used to stiffen hats or clothing
pork barrel - a barrel in which pork is kept. Also fig., a supply of money; the source of one's livelihood; fig. The state's financial resources regarded as a source of distribution to meet regional expenditure; Origin: As an actual container for storing pig meat in brine, the pork barrel has been with us since the early days of the Republic. It seems to have been a measure of present and future prosperity. A farmer's almanac of 1801 urges readers to "mind our pork and cider barrels." A midcentury author states, "I hold a family to be in a desperate way, when the mother can see the bottom of the pork barrel" + (sealed book of Revelation 5-6).
poison + Pison or Pishon - one of four rivers [along with Hidekel (Tigris), Phrath (Euphrates) and Gihon] mentioned in the Biblical Genesis. In that passage, these rivers are described as arising within the Garden of Eden. Unlike the first two rivers in the list, the Pishon has never been clearly located. The Pishon is described as encircling "the entire land of Havilah."
plague - any large scale calamity (especially when thought to be sent by God) + (notebook 1924): '*A* all flee her like plague'.
clane = clean + Clane - Town, Co Kildare, on the Liffey + FDV: Give me Throw us the soap & tell me the rest. I could listen to more & more again. That's what I call a tale of a tub. This is the life for me.
wee - extremely small, tiny + wee-wee (Slang) - urination + 'Could you give me the least taste in life of a bit of soap?' (Anglo-Irish).
raft - to transport by water (on, or by means of, a raft)
morn + Marne - river in France, a right tributary of the Seine.
merced - a gift + Merced - river in California, U.S.
Mulde (ger) - trough, depression + Mulde - river in Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt, Germany + mercy me! + most mild.
Reckitt - Used in the possessive as the proprietary name of a blue for laundry use; trade name, Mr Atherton says, for an English blueing, clothes whitener.
Lohan = Arhat, Arahat - a Buddhist monk of the highest rank + Lohan - tributary of the Crasna River in Romania + loaned
swirl - an eddy, a whirlpool; an eddying or whirling body of water + (notebook 1924): 'you're pulling it all to yrself'.
sharp - severe or harsh in temper or mood + (sharp side of the river).
wide - characterized by breath of opinion or sentiment, liberal, tolerant
snuffer - a user of snuff; a person who snuffs out candles
cornet - a piece of paper rolled in a conical form and twisted at the apex, used for wrapping up groceries, etc. + (paper cones for snuff).
cracked divine (Swift, mad clergyman) + crack of dawn + Northern Dvina - river in Northern Russia.
chuck - to throw with the hand with little action of the arm
cassock - a kind of long loose coat; a long close-fitting frock or tunic worn by Anglican clergymen, originally along with and under the gown
yesteryear + Swift's Esthers (Stella and Vanessa)
marsh - a tract of low lying land, flooded in winter and usually more or less watery throughout the year
narcissus - a bulbous plant, flowering in spring and bearing a heavily scented single white flower with an undivided corona edged with crimson and yellow
recant - to relate, recount, rehearse + recount - to call to mind, consider (obs.)
Vanity Fair - a place or scene where all is frivolity and empty show; the world or a section of it as a scene of idle amusement and unsubstantial display
foul - morally or spiritually polluted; abominable, wicked
strip - a sequence of small drawings telling a comic or serial story in a newspaper, etc.
Chinook - jargon originating from trade with Oregon and Columbia Red Indians
dod- - Used as an intensive with verbs and pa. pples. + Dodwell, Henry (1641-1711) - Irish scholar, theologian, who gave up a scholarship to Trinity because of conscientious objections to taking orders.
disguster - one who strongly dislikes
chuckle - a soft partly suppressed laugh
tittle - a small stroke or point in writing or printing + titles
titlepage - the page at (or near) the beginning of a book which bears the title + tattle - idle or frivolous talk, gossip.
Ellmann: James Joyce 464n: (of Joyce's friend Ottocaro Weiss) 'Weiss told him that the students at the University of Vienna who came from Trieste, Istria, and Trento held a party every year for the freshmen... a boy dressed himself up as a priest and delivered a sermon in which he imitated a Slovene priest... Instead of saying, in correct Italian... God said: Let there be man, and man was. God said: Let there be Adam, and Adam was... or in good Triestine... he intoned in a heavy Slovene accent, and with a syntax which after the Slavic fashion omitted the definite article and in other ways sounded barbarous: Senior ga dito: Faciasi Omo! E omo fu fÚ. Senior ga dito: Faciasi Hidamo! Hidamo se ga facessŗ' (Italian Dialect)
WINDERMERE - Longest natural lake in England; and town on its East shore. The "Lake Poets" were Wordsworth, who lived in Grasmere, just North of Windermere, and Coleridge and Southey, who lived in Keswick, still farther North + Die Windermere Dichter (Dutch) - The Windermere Poet.