- Joyce's letter to Harriet Shaw Weaver of 15 November 1926: "wielderfight = wiederfechten = refight"
- wieder: (German) again
- wiederfechten: (German – unusual) to fight again
- to yield or fight → typical language of courtly romances, such as those involving Sir Tristram
- Alfred Lord Tennyson, Ulysses, line 70: "To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield."
- wielder: of his penis
- wild fight
- Widder: (German) ram → Aries?