Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
March 4, 2024

Search: BREAD

Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
108Higgins (1923) BREADBREADBREAD: Left palm against body, pointing to shoulder, right palm rightward and fingers pointing upward, moved up and down across back of left hand as if the little finger edge were cutting the bread. 23hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=108&refid=higgins1923
889Higgins (1923) TBDBREAD(to make it) "Bread" and as if kneading dough.155hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=889&refid=higgins1923
770Long (1918) BREADBREADBREAD: Hold in front the left bent hand, thumb pointing outward; across the back of the fingers, draw back and forth the edge of the little finger of the right "B" hand. XVI,303.87hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=770&refid=long1918
533Long (1918) BREAD~gs:KNEAD~AGENTBAKERBAKER: Would be literally "bread maker;" make sign for bread by holding bent left hand in front; with the right "B" hand used as knife, make act of cutting across backs of fingers; then imitate action of kneading, and add "-er."64hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=533&refid=long1918
96Michaels (1923) BREADBREADBREAD: 1. Hold the left palm facing you. 2. Use your right hand as a knife to cut bread. 3. Draw the right hand along the back of the left hand, letting the little finger of the right hand touch the back of the left hand.36hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=96&refid=michaels1923
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
549Gallaudet (1910) BREADN/AFEMALE~YOUNG RELATED(ctr-to-lt) PLOW CLASS BRING(lt-to-rt) EAT BREAD BUTTER TEA - ALWAYS TEA IN pn:ENGLAND.48hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=549
21McGregor (1912) BREADN/A3P-POSS(lt) FEMALE, UNDER SERVE~AGENT TROUBLE EAT HUNGRY GO-TO cl-d:55(river-to-lt) FOUNDATION(bridge) YELL(2h-alt) WANT(rf) BREAD++.3hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_cake&glossid=21
32McGregor (1912) BREADN/Abs:-to-lt 3P-POSS(lt) SERVE~AGENT EAT WANT BREAD+.5hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_cake&glossid=32
78McGregor (1912) BREADN/AWANT BREAD(int) SIGN WANT.12hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_cake&glossid=78
652McGregor (1913) BREADN/AASK DISTRIBUTE 1P-IX-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) DAY(rf,1h)~NOW 1P-POSS-PL DAILY BREAD pose:bow60hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=652