- ringsun → ringsome
- Joyce's letter to Harriet Shaw Weaver of 15 November 1926: "ringsome = German ringsum, around"
- ringsum: (German) around → Rings um are the first two words of Theodor Mommsen's monumental History of Rome
- Links um! (German military command) left turn!, left face!
- Der Ring des Nibelungen: (German) The Ring of the Nibelung, an operatic tetralogy by Richard Wagner