A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

by: James Joyce

Glossary of Words and Latin Phrases

Act of Contrition — a traditional Catholic prayer said by sinners who are repentant for their sins

Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam — "to the greater glory of God"

in a bake — angry

bally — a euphemism for "bloody," a British curse

black twist — a cigarette of tobacco leaves twisted together

boatbearer — a participant in the Catholic Mass who carries the container of incense (the "boat")