(notebook 1924): 'Ni Yenessy'

festus (l) - festive

frisky - lively, playful

treacle - something sweet or clogging; esp. complimentary laudation, blandishment.

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.

thug - one of an association of professional robbers and murderers in India, who strangled their victims; a cutthroat, ruffian, rough.

song Master McGrath (commemorates an Irish greyhound winning the Waterloo Cup in 1869)

Rossa, O'Donovan (1831-1915) - Fenian for whom a Dublin bridge is named + rossa (it) - red (feminine).

Nerone (it) - Nero (the emperor)

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.

(notebook 1922-23): 'Mary Selina' 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'.

Susquehanna - the river in North America

stekel (Dutch) - thorn

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).

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" + (notebook 1924): 'Nora Brosna'.  

S (gr) - "Bee": name of a nymph who invented beekeeping

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.

inglesante (Portuguese) - one who turns English

simpatica (it) - nice

una (l, it) - one

bina (l) - a pair

la terza (it) - the third (feminine)

trina (l) - triple

mesme (Old French) - same

Philomene (gr) - moon-lover

irmak (Turkish) - river

Joyce's note: 'Josephine Foyle'

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

madre (it) - mother + phrase every mother's daughter.

moonflower - the ox-eye daisy; a name used in Africa for Datura arborea or D. suaveolens, shrubs native to Central America and belonging to the family SolanaceŠ, bearing fragrant, white, trumpet-shaped flowers; also called moon-lily or angel's trumpet.

bloodvein - a kind of moth (Bradyepetes amataria) + menstruation

devide = divide

vinedresser - one that cultivates and prunes grapevines

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.

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.

bagful - the quantity held by a bag, an indeterminate but usu. large quantity

baker’s 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

a tale of a tub - an apocryphal tale, a 'cock and bull' story

Hibernian - of or belonging to Ireland, Irish

crinoline - a stiff fabric made of horse-hair and cotton or linen thread, formerly used for skirts and still for lining, etc.

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)

plague - an affliction, calamity, evil, 'scourge'; esp. a visitation of divine anger or justice, a divine punishment; often with reference to 'the ten plagues' of Egypt + (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 + Anglo-Irish: 'could you give me the least taste in life of a bit of soap?'

raft - to transport by water (on, or by means of, a raft)

merced - a gift

Mulde (ger) - trough, depression

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 + loaned

swirl - an eddy, a whirlpool; an eddying or whirling body of water + Joyce's note: 'swirls' + (notebook 1924): 'you're pulling it all to yrself'.

sharp - severe or harsh in temper or mood

wide - characterized by breath of opinion or sentiment, liberal, tolerant

snuffer - a user of snuff; one that snufs out candles; an instrument used for snuffing out candles.

cornet - a piece of paper rolled in a conical form and twisted at the apex, used for wrapping up groceries, etc. 

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.

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 - Native name of an Indian people on the Columbia river, N. America, with whom  early intercourse was established by the Hudson Bay colony at Vancouver.

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 - an act of chuckling, a laugh of triumph and exultation: formerly applied to a loud laugh, but now chiefly to a suppressed and inarticulate sound by which exultation is shown.

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 f˛. Senior ga dito: Faciasi Hidamo! Hidamo se ga facessÓ' (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) - That Windermere Poet.