Well, now, folks, this thread has reaped a LOT more than I sowed, and I'm delighted!
As long as the thread is creeping, here is what I think will be an easier question:
Does "gossoon" mean "boy?"
Also, in the song "Finnegan's Wake," there is the phrase [IIRC} "thanum an dial(?)/" What is the correct spelling and what does it mean?