Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 23, 2024

Search: BIG

Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
605Long (1918) BIGWIDEWIDE: Place the open hands near together, palms toward each other, and then draw the hands apart.72hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=605&refid=long1918
81Michaels (1923) BIGBIGBIG: 1. With the fingers bent in a little put the palms together. 2. Move them apart in a large stretch.34hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=81&refid=michaels1923
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
141Gallaudet (1910) BIGN/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=141
268Hotchkiss (1913) BIGN/AGIVE DET-IX-PL(X-to-arc) CHILDREN UNDERSTAND HOW BIG CHANGE(exp) IN UNDERSTAND DISTRIBUTE TWO DET-IX-DUAL SENTENCE ABOUT WORD L-I-V-E(lc) AND E-A-T(rc) cl:L:L:(exchange-words)24hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=268
742Hotchkiss (1913) BIGN/AD-A-V-I-D gs:HOLD-HARP SEE(-to-lt) pn:JESUS GET-UP, gs:STRUM-HARP++++(int) MORE BIG NOISE(diverges)69hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=742