Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 21, 2024

Search: AFRAID

Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
340Higgins (1923) AFRAIDFRIGHTENFRIGHTEN: Tips of both "&" hands pointing from sides towards body, hands brought in quickly, and hands opening so tips of spread fingers strike firmly against body. (At a loss) (Dumbfounded) (Confused).63hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=340&refid=higgins1923
13Higgins (1923) FEARAFRAIDAFRAID: Body shrinking backward and both vertical palms outward as if to ward off the object both seen and feared. (Timid) (Fear) (Coward: "fear" "er").7hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=13&refid=higgins1923
165Long (1918) AFRAIDSCARE, FRIGHTENSCARE, FRIGHTEN, etc.: Bring the "V" hands out to the front and side with ends of fingers and thumb held together; throw the hands toward the front of the body, and open them suddenly so the palms will strike flat and the ends of the hands come about together, and with wide-open eyes exhibit frightened look. V,86.30hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=165&refid=long1918
13Michaels (1923) FEARAFRAIDAFRAID: 1. Hold both hands out before you with the palms turned down. 2. Draw the hands back toward you in a trembling manner. 3. Draw up the shoulders a little. 4. Have a frightened look.21hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=13&refid=michaels1923
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
198Marshall (1920) AFRAIDN/A1P-IX(rf) AFRAID(int) 1P-IX cl:BB(feet-running,2h-alt) GO-AWAY(lt) HOME cl:B(rush-upstairs) cl-d:11(4-posters-of-bed,lt) BED30hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=marshall&glossid=198