Annotations to James Joyce's Ulysses/Scylla and Charybdis/196
mingo, minxi, mictum, mingere (Latin) I urinate, I have urinated, urinated, to urinate. These are the principal parts of the Latin verb mingere. Today the present infinitive (mingere) is usually placed second, but stephen's order corresponds to that of older textbooks such as Adam's Latin Grammar.
In Finnegans Wake (pages 185-186) Joyce associates the creative act of writing Ulysses and other works with both defecation and micturition.
- Gifford (1988) 236.
- Adam's Latin Grammar.