Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 21, 2024


Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
537Higgins (1923) ARITHMETICMULTIPLYMULTIPLY: Vertical indices, or "V" hands, palms inward moved from the sides till hands cross at wrists. (Calculate) (Estimate) (Figure) (Arithmetic).96hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=537&refid=higgins1923
1051Long (1918) ARITHMETICARITHMETICARITHMETIC: Hold the "V" hands pointing upward, the palms toward self; throw the right hand toward the left and the left toward the right so they meet and cross, the back of the right "V" passing against the palm of the left "V." Repeat the motion several times. This sign may also be used to mean to FIGURE or CALCULATE anything or ESTIMATE.114hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=1051&refid=long1918
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