Annotations to James Joyce's Ulysses/Aeolus/130

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OMNIUM GATHERUM     (Dog Latin) An omnium-gatherum is a confused collection of persons or things of various sorts, a hotchpotch. The expression is Dog Latin, comprising an imaginary neuter noun gatherum (a gathering) and the genitive plural omnium (of everyone).

on the shaughraun     (Hiberno-English) Out of work.[1] Shaughraun is an Anglicized form of the Irish seachrán, which means: wandering, straying; error, deception, delusion. Ar seachrán (On [the] shaughraun) can mean: wandering, astray, out of work.[2]


  1. Gifford (1988) 140.
  2. Dinneen (1934) 995.
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