Historical Sign Language Database
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February 26, 2024

Search: BEAUTIFUL

BOOKS:
Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
69Higgins (1923) BEAUTIFULBEAUTIFULBEAUTIFUL: Right hand finger tips, palm inward, passed down over the face and closed when brought to lips then ending with a slight upward curve to the right. (Pretty) (Fair) (Handsome).16hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=69&refid=higgins1923
652Long (1918) BEAUTIFULPRETTY, BEAUTIFULPRETTY, BEAUTIFUL: Place the right "5" hand before the face, while the hand describes a small circle, close the fingers and thumb until the hand has assumed the "&" position, when finishing the circle. The fingers move in a larger circle than the wrist, which is kept nearly stationary. XIII,261.76hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=652&refid=long1918
61Michaels (1923) BEAUTIFULBEAUTIFULBEAUTIFUL: 1. See pretty. 29hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=61&refid=michaels1923
257Michaels (1923) BEAUTIFULGRACEFULGRACEFUL: 1. See beautiful. 66hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=257&refid=michaels1923
471Michaels (1923) BEAUTIFULPRETTYPRETTY: 1. Take on a pleasant and smiling look. 2. Move the palm of the right hand around your face. 3. Close the fingers around the thumbs as you move the hand around the face. See beautiful.103hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=471&refid=michaels1923
FILMS:
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
2Bryant (1915) BEAUTIFULN/AONE BEAUTIFUL WARM ALL-DAY fs:NOV NINETEEN ONE~THOUSAND EIGHT~HUNDRED SIXTY-THREE PRESIDENT L-I-N-C-O-L-N GOING(-to-X) ARRIVE(-to-X) HERE cl:LEGSonB(ride-horse) ON HORSE(2h) IN PEOPLE(rf)~CLASS(rt) ABOVE TWENTY THOUSAND PEOPLE 1hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=bryant&glossid=2
113Cloud (1913) BEAUTIFULN/ANOW HAVE IN pn:FRANCE NEAR+ P-A-R-I-S IN CITY(circ) V-E-R-S-L-E-S ONE FANCY SHAPE ESTABLISH PLACE gs:WHAT(rf) D-E L-E-P-E TRUE BORN, LARGE IN SHAPE BEAUTIFUL IMAGE AND DEAF MALE MAKE; 3P-IX(rc) GIVE-GIFT BY DEAF FRANCE.4hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=cloud&glossid=113
212Erd (1913) BEAUTIFULN/ASEE(-to-lt) 1P-POSS BEAUTIFUL M-I-N-N-E-H-A-H-A, gs:LAY-THERE(2h,lt) DIE(2h,pitch) pose:hand-on-hand(lt) COLD IN-FRONT-OF(lt), pose:arms-folded(-to-rt) pose:step-back/pose:grab-throat(1h),23hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=erd&glossid=212
53Fox (1915) BEAUTIFULN/AEND 3P-IX(rt) LECTURE 3P-IX(rf) gs:GO~gs:SIT(-to-rt), ONE(l-hand) FRIEND gs:TAP-3P(-to-rt) PRAISE(-to-rt) GIVE-GIFT(rt) DET-IX(rt) LECTURE BEAUTIFUL(l-hand)7hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fox&glossid=53
90Fox (1915) BEAUTIFULN/ADAY NOW 1P-IX-PL LOOK-AT/THERE-HON LECTURE+ VARIOUS, pn:LINCOLN 3P-POSS(rt) G-E-T-Y-B-G A-D-R-E-S CONTINUE ONE(l-hand) CORRECT C-L-A-S-I-C, BEAUTIFUL, NEAT. 11hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fox&glossid=90
144Gallaudet (1910) BEAUTIFULN/AAND 3P-SELF GOING PROGRESS(rep2x) WAY(winding-downstream) ALL-DAY LAST ARRIVE(ctr) ONE BIG LAND~HERE(ctr) VERY BEAUTIFUL FIND(l-hand) FEMALE~YOUNG gs:SIT(lt) THERE(lt) 13hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=144
241Gallaudet (1910) BEAUTIFULN/AAND MORE THINK~SUPERIOR ALL-OVER VERY BEAUTIFUL C-O-U-N-T-R-Y23hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=241
296Gallaudet (1910) BEAUTIFULN/AL-Y-N-T-O-N(l-hand) NEAR(lt) THAT(1h) WHERE T-H-E L-O-R-N-A D-O-O-N-E C-O-U-N-T-R-Y ALL-OVER NEAR(lt) INITIAL-W~LIQUID-CLASS~cl-d:55(ocean,-to-lt) B-R-I-S-T-O-L C-H-A-N-N-E-L(l-hand), AND ROCK~cl-d:BB(up-steep-cliff,rt) VERY BEAUTIFUL U-N-I-Q-U-E28hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=296
309Gallaudet (1910) BEAUTIFULN/ANEAR(-to-X) L-Y-N-T-O-N ONE(l-hand) SEE(l-hand,-to-lt) BEAUTIFUL(l-hand) WALK(-to-rt) WAY(-to-rt) NAME T-H-E C-L-I-F-F W-A-L-K 30hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=309
357Gallaudet (1910) BEAUTIFULN/ATHAT(1h) WAY(-to-rt) LEAD(-to-rt) TO C-A-S-T-L-E-R-O-C-K, ONE BEAUTIFUL ROCK(rep)~cl-d-trace:BB(up,-to-rt) ABOUT MEASURE-FEET(up) ONE~THOUSAND34hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=357
427Gallaudet (1910) BEAUTIFULN/ANOW RELATED(-to-lt) THAT(rep2x,1h) NEAR(-to-X) LAND~ALL-OVER VERY BEAUTIFUL ONCE~TWICE cl-d:55(wavy-movement-fwd,rolling-meadows,rt-to-lt) C-O-L-O-R-S ON LAND39hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=427
449Gallaudet (1910) BEAUTIFULN/ABUT SOME NEGATIVE GROW(rep,rt) W-I-L-D AND(l-hand) LOOK-AT(1h-to-rt) DURING MONTH S-E-P-T NAMED H-E-A-T-H-E-R VERY BEAUTIFUL RED(rep4x) ALL-OVER. 41hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=449
460Gallaudet (1910) BEAUTIFULN/ANEAR(rep) THAT(1h) H-E-A-T-H-E-R, LAND PLACE(-to-rt) WITH G-O-R-S-E YELLOW BEAUTIFUL VERY ALL-OVER(2h,l-hand_static,rc) AND(l-hand) FROM-THEN-ON(-to-rt) B-R-A-K-E-N RED(l-hand) BLACK(l-hand) COLOR GROW(rep3x,small_arc_at_rt) AND DURING INDEFINITE LOOK-AT(1h+arc-to-rt) SEEM(2h) SAME ONE BEAUTIFUL ARTIST(rep5x,lt) cl-d-trace:11(picture-frame,lt) IN C-O-L-O-R 42hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=460
477Gallaudet (1910) BEAUTIFULN/ANEAR(rep) THAT(1h) H-E-A-T-H-E-R, LAND PLACE(-to-rt) WITH G-O-R-S-E YELLOW BEAUTIFUL VERY ALL-OVER(2h,l-hand_static,rc) AND(l-hand) FROM-THEN-ON(-to-rt) B-R-A-K-E-N RED(l-hand) BLACK(l-hand) COLOR GROW(rep3x,small_arc_at_rt) AND DURING INDEFINITE LOOK-AT(1h+arc-to-rt) SEEM(2h) SAME ONE BEAUTIFUL ARTIST(rep5x,lt) cl-d-trace:11(picture-frame,lt) IN C-O-L-O-R 42hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=477
485Gallaudet (1910) BEAUTIFULN/AFROM L-Y-N-T-O-N(l-hand) SEVERAL(2h) BEAUTIFUL WAY(rep2x) FOR cl-i:XxXx(coach-ride,rt) OR WALK ALL-OVER T-H-E L-O-R-N-A D-O-O-N-E C-O-U-N-T-R-Y43hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=485
606Gallaudet (1910) BEAUTIFULN/AOTHER(l-hand) VERY BEAUTIFUL WAY WALK FROM L-Y-N-T-O-N ONE DAY(1h) 1P-POSS FRIEND cl-p:55(group-move-along) WAY T-H-E V-A-L-L-E-Y O-F T-H-E L-Y-N-N54hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=606
623Gallaudet (1910) BEAUTIFULN/AONE(l-hand) BEAUTIFUL(l-hand) cl-d:55(up)-to-(dn,waterfall,rt-to-lt), A M-O-U-N-T-A-I-N T-O-R-R-E-N-T55hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=623
655Gallaudet (1910) BEAUTIFULN/ATHERE(rt) ALL NEAR(rep3x,small_arc) THAT(1h) GIVE KNOW~STAY R-O-C-K C-R-E-E-K P-A-R-K NEAR pn:WASHINGTON-DC VERY BEAUTIFUL LIKE58hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=655
871Gallaudet (1910) BEAUTIFULN/A1P-SELF BUY IN L-Y-N-T-O-N ONE cl-d:55(across-chest) S-K-I-N O-F A BEAUTIFUL S-T-A-G AND HAVE IN 1P-POSS HOUSE(lc) NOW FOR KNOW~STAY T-H-E L-O-R-N-A D-O-O-N-E C-O-U-N-T-R-Y 75hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=871
21Hanson (1913) BEAUTIFULN/ANOW N-A-D cl-p:CC(gather) IN CITY(circ) C-L-E-V-E-L-A-N-D BEAUTIFUL NOW AFTERNOON 1P-IX-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) HERE SHOW HONOR TO THAT(1h) FRIEND.2hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hanson&glossid=21
113Hotchkiss (1913) BEAUTIFULN/ABUT 3P-SELF(lc) LIVE IN ONE BEAUTIFUL HOUSE(rc) PLEASANT NEAR++ SCHOOL AND DET-IX-PL(X-to-arc-to-X) MALE~FEMALE~CHILDREN+(-to-rt) cl-trace:1tip(path-to-rt,go) CITY(rt) cl-trace:1tip(path-to-1P,go) SEE AND MEET AND TALK AGAIN+++10hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=113
164Hotchkiss (1913) BEAUTIFULN/Acl:1(bent-over) WITH OLD(2h) BUT BODY~STRONG AND SHAPE(rc) SHOW THAT(1h) BEAUTIFUL DURING YOUNG AGO++15hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=164
257Hotchkiss (1913) BEAUTIFULN/AAND IN THAT(1h) 3P-IX-DUAL+(rc) 3P-SELF(rc) TRY THROUGH SIGN LARGE BEAUTIFUL SOME+ LONG BUT EXACT CLEAR23hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=257
554Hotchkiss (1913) BEAUTIFULN/AEVERY++ TEACH~AGENT DEAF SPEAK IN THAT(1h) SCHOOL SIGN CLEAR BEAUTIFUL54hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=554
167Marshall (1920) BEAUTIFULN/A1P-IX(rf) gs:OVER-THERE(rt) gs:SEE cl-d:5(feather,circ-at-hat) HAT cl-i:XxXx++(pull-feather-dn,l-hand-hold-at-hat) RED BLUE WHITE BEAUTIFUL WONDERFUL25hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=marshall&glossid=167
5McGregor (1912) BEAUTIFULN/AAGO+ LIVE FEMALE~ONE QUEEN BEAUTIFUL INTELLIGENT(wg,int) pn:FRANCE(exp).1hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_cake&glossid=5
76Veditz (1913) BEAUTIFULN/ABUT 3P-SELF-PL(rt-to-ctr) LOVE MORE KNOW~SUPERIOR 3P-SELF(lt) TRUE FATHER AND(rf) INVENT~AGENT O-F(rf) 1P-POSS-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) BEAUTIFUL SIGN.9hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=76
94Veditz (1913) BEAUTIFULN/AFOR YEAR+ THIRTY-THREE UP-TILL-NOW THAT(2h) pn:FRANCE DEAF SEE(-to-lc) WITH EYES FULL CRY, WITH HEART BREAK, THAT(1h) BEAUTIFUL L-A-N-G-U-A-G-E O-F S-I-G-N-S FIRED FROM 3P-POSS(-to-lt) SCHOOL(lt).10hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=94
297Veditz (1913) BEAUTIFULN/A1P-POSS-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) BEAUTIFUL SIGN QUICK NOW(rf) BEGIN SHOW RESULT 3P-POSS+(rt) TRY+.27hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=297
616Veditz (1913) BEAUTIFULN/A1P-IX-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) MUST THAT(2h) VARIOUS F-I-L-M-S FOR LOOK-AT(2h,up) AND KEEP NEAT, GIVE++(ctr-to-rt) 1P-POSS-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) BEAUTIFUL SIGN SAME+ HAVE NOW+.56hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=616
646Veditz (1913) BEAUTIFULN/AAND A-S L-O-N-G A-S 1P-IX-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) HAVE 1P-POSS-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) F-I-L-M-S, 1P-IX-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) FUTURE CAN P-R-E-S-E-R-V-E 1P-POSS-PL+(arc-to-1P) BEAUTIFUL SIGN ENTER 3P-POSS(-to-lc) OLD(2h)~AGO P-U-R-I-T-Y.58hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=646
661Veditz (1913) BEAUTIFULN/A1P-IX HOPE+ 1P-IX-PL(arc-to-1P) ALL FUTURE LOVE AND PROTECT(arc,lt-to-rt) 1P-POSS-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) BEAUTIFUL S-I-G-N L-A-N-G-U-A-G-E(ctr-to-rt) A-S T-H-E N-O-B-L-E-S-T(lt-to-rt) G-I-F-T(ctr) GOD~DET-IX(up) GIVE TO DEAF pose:bow.59hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=661