It is from James Joyce's Ulysses. Here it is in context. But this doesn't explain what it means: Wombed in sin darkness I was too, made not begotten. By them, the man with my voice, and my eyes and a ghostwoman with ashes on her breath. They clasped and sundered, did the coupler's will. From before the ages He willed me and now may not will me away or ever. A lex eterna stays about Him. Is that then the divine substance wherein Father and Son are consubstantial? Where is poor dear Arius to try conclusions? Warring his life long upon the contransmagnificandjewbangtantiality. Illustrated heresiarch! In a Greek watercloset he breathed his last: euthanasia. With beaded mitre and with crozier, stalled upon his throne, widower of a widowed see, with upstiffed omophorion, with clotted hinderparts. _________________________________________________________________
The intention of a word like "contransmagnificandjewbangtantiality" at one level is to make you laugh, to see how the author is messing about with the language. Think of all the hints of words and bits of words that could be seen in that long, mixed-up word:
as well as the prefixes con-, contra-, trans-, magni-
All the ideas that could be expressed using these words and fragments are contained in the creation: "contransmagnificandjewbangtantiality". This is a precursor of the main linguistic technique used in Finnegans Wake, except there many more languages are used.
he was a mean person who lived with mean people in a mean castle on a mean hill in a mean country in a mean continent in a mean world in a mean solar system in a mean galaxy in a mean universe in a mean dimension
The arithmetic mean is a weighted mean where each observation is given the same weight.
Mean is the average.
rat mean intense. ox mean calm , born tiger mean powerful rabbit mean good friend dragon mean strong snake mean prudent horse mean popular goat mean shy monkey mean inventor rooster mean organized dog mean intelligent pig mean honest that are what the 12 chinese zodiac animals mean
No they are not mean. Well they can be mean if you are mean to them. But they are mostly sweet and loving dogs.
No, but sometimes "average" means "mean" - when it doesn't mean median, geometric mean, or something else entirely.
What does pao mean on a ring
The correct usage is "what DOES it mean"
Do you mean ''What does the AUM Mantra mean?''
What does GRI mean? What does GRI mean?
The haudensaunee mean irguios
R mean reastate the question. A mean answer it. F mean for example. F mean for example. T mean this show that. RAFFT that what it mean in Ela
exactly that. you mean alot to him. exactly that. you mean alot to him.
What do you mean "what does it mean"? It doesn't "mean" anything, it's just a fact.
Do you mean "What nationality is Armenia mean to?" If you meant that, they are mean to Azerbaijanis and Turks.
See mean-8. Or get a dictionary.
Salida might mean exit. It might mean a way out. It might mean offramp. It might mean a date.
The basic meaning is 'you are ugly'. It can also mean 'you are mean'. This is mean as in 'mean and nasty', not as in 'ungenerous'.
is mean thank you
It mean a
It mean you do not mean it
what does angelee] mean
what does delight mean.
means "what do you mean by this"