Annotations to James Joyce's Ulysses/Circe/530
Et exaltabuntur cornua iusti (Latin) And the horns of the just man shall be exalted. This is adapted from Psalms 75:10 (Vulgate 74:11):
Et omnia cornua impiorum confringam; exaltabuntur cornua iusti.
All the horns of the wicked also will I cut off; but the horns of the righteous shall be exalted.
Stephen is adding a sexual dimension that is not present in the original, echoing Lenehan's Got the horn or what? to Boylan in Sirens.
- Gifford (1988) 513.
Thornton (1968) 413.
- Psalms 75.