Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
March 4, 2024


Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
32Higgins (1923) ENTHUSIASTICANXIOUSANXIOUS: Both hands, palm to palm, fingers pointing outward, rubbed back and forwards together. (Ambition) (Ardent) (Zealous) (Desirious) (Earnest) (Industrious).10hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=32&refid=higgins1923
184Long (1918) ANXIOUSANXIOUSANXIOUS: The half open left "bent" hand is held breast high and the palm scraped by the fingers of the right. Or express the idea by a combination of other signs, like "feel a strong desire."32hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=184&refid=long1918
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