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MacHugh2 1 Dec 2015, 02:23 by John Simpson

The reluctant professor MacHugh:2 High-flying undergraduates at UCD In 1884 Hugh was faced with the challenge of passing the Matriculation Examination for the Royal University of Dublin. At ... he pass, but he passed well, winning an exhibition again for his excellence in Latin, Greek, and Experimental Physics: The Royal University of Ireland. Matriculation Examination […] Honours in Latin – First ...

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Gallaher1 15 Jan 2014, 15:04 by John Simpson

Ignatius per ignotius : the short life and extraordinary times of Frederick Gallaher 1: Making his way in the world   U 7.626-30: The Great Gallaher […] that was a pressman ... Certificate of Merit for Geography and Honourable Mentions in Orthography and Dictation, Irish History, Latin Classics, French, and Arithmetic.     By 1868 his journalistic streak was beginning to shine through: he ...

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ducks 31 May 2015, 01:18 by John Simpson

Milking ducks grandmother’s way   U 12.838: Mister Knowall. Teach your grandmother how to milk ducks. Robert Dent and other commentators have offered partial histories of the derisive I ... saying, and provided a translation into English as well as a loosely similar Late Latin proverb about teaching birds to fly and fish to swim. Seòl do shean-mhathair lachanaidh ...

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Cheese 28 Nov 2013, 13:54 by JJON Editors

Mity cheese   U 8.755 Cheese digests all but itself. Mity cheese. For some sixty years readers of Ulysses had come to accept “Mighty cheese” as Bloom’s comment on ... English proverbs of 1678. Ray regards it as “a translation of that old rhyming Latin verse, Caseus est nequam quia digerit omnia sequam”.           It seems worth mentioning, though, that the ...

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sinned 1 Mar 2014, 00:53 by John Simpson

If I have sinned, I have suffered U 5.372-4: Letters on his back: I. N. R. I? No: I. H. S. Molly told me one time I asked ... iota, eta, and sigma: ΙНΣ).      I.N.R.I. is an abbreviation of the Latin phrase " Iēsus Nazarēnus, Rēx Iūdaeōrum" (Jesus of Nathareth, King of the Jews). It is familiar ...

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Volupcy 28 Nov 2013, 13:38 by JJON Editors

Volupcy and mystic bliss     U 12.354-5 : The highest adepts were steeped in waves of volupcy of the purest nature. Volupcy is a puzzle. Don Gifford (Ulysses Annotated) wonders ... more widely recorded volupty (‘pleasure, desire’), from French volupté or from the stem of Latin voluptas ‘pleasure’, was an impetus for Taylor’s volupsy.     Volupcy in Joyce’s notesheets   Although ...

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aquacity 28 Nov 2013, 13:39 by JJON Editors

Aquacity: awash with watery thoughts       U 17.236-40 : What reason did Stephen give for declining Bloom’s offer? That he was a hydrophobe [...] disliking the aqueous substances of glass ... the centuries. Furthermore, it is a word that is easily re-inventable, based on Latin aqua ‘water’ and the (reasonably) common termination –acity (as in vivacity, loquacity, opacity, etc.), and ...

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Aquinas 28 Nov 2013, 13:51 by JJON Editors

Aquinas on friendship   U 9.769-72: Coleridge called him myriadminded. Amplius. In societate humana hoc est maxime necessarium ut sit amicitia inter multos. - Saint Thomas, Stephen began... The origin ... necessarium ut sit amicitia inter multos. - Saint Thomas, Stephen began... The origin of the Latin is unknown to Don Gifford (Ulysses Annotated), though ‘Stephen implies that this is a quotation ...

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Cuthbert 26 Mar 2013, 05:13 by JJON Editors

Cuthbert the Wanderer   Stuart Gilbert describes the language of Bloom’s entrance to the Holles Maternity Hospital, and his conversation with nurse Callan, as “a hotchpotch of early Anglo-Saxon ... sisters in ward sleepless NS ? See Ovid Metamorphosis 2.349 candida   [R. J. Schork, Latin and Roman Culture in Joyce  164: When the two sisters of the Sun appear in ...

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duodene 28 Nov 2013, 13:45 by JJON Editors

Duodenal harmony   U 11.323-5 : A duodene of birdnotes chirruped bright treble answer under sensitive hands. Brightly the keys, all twinkling, linked, all harpsichording, called to a voice to ... voice to sing the strain of dewy morn […] The word duodene derives from medieval Latin duodena “a dozen, a group of twelve”, so Joyce’s “duodene of birdnotes” refers to ...

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