Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 26, 2024

Search: BUY

Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
364Long (1918) BUYBUYBUY: With the right hand as if holding money between the thumb and fingers place it, back down, in the palm of the left and then reach the right hand out as if offering the money to some one. VIII,174.49hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=364&refid=long1918
101Michaels (1923) BUYBUYBUY: 1. Strike the back of your right hand in the palm of your left hand. 2. Move the right hand out forward, and let some imaginary thing fall out of the hand. 3. Make motion of taking something with the right hand.38hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=101&refid=michaels1923
383Michaels (1923) BUY~EXCHANGE~AGENTMERCHANTMERCHANT: 1. Pat the back of the right hand in the palm of the left hand: money. 2. Move the right hand out forward and make motion of dropping something: buy. 3. Let the tips of the index fingers and thumbs come together and hold the hands near the breast. 4. Move the hands outward and back two times: sell. 5. Put the palms to the breast and move the hands downward: for ant or er as in lawyer.89hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=383&refid=michaels1923
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
863Gallaudet (1910) BUYN/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=863