Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 23, 2024

Search: DEVIL

Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
238Higgins (1923) DEVILDEVILDEVIL: Right and left bent indices and middles towards sides of head to represent horns. (Satan) (Demon).45hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=238&refid=higgins1923
914Long (1918) DEVILDEVILDEVIL: Place the ends of the thumbs of the "3" hands at side of the head, the forefingers and middle fingers pointing outward; bend and unbend the fingers, indicating the supposed horns of his satanic majesty. XIX,359100hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=914&refid=long1918
915Long (1918) DEVIL~DOWNHELLHELL: Sign "devil," then with the right "G" hand pointing down let the hand descend as far as it can. 101hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=915&refid=long1918
1109Long (1918) DEVIL~DOWNHELLHELL: Eternal, fire.121hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=1109&refid=long1918
158Michaels (1923) DEVILDEVILDEVIL: 1. Extend and part the index and middle fingers of both hands, other fingers closed. 2. Hold the hands near the sides of the eyes, and draw in and extend the fingers two or three times. 3. Have an evil look.48hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=158&refid=michaels1923
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
701Hotchkiss (1913) DEVILN/ABUT DEVIL+++ SEE(-to-lt) pn:JESUS(lt) DIE(1h,l-hand,lt), pose:hands-in-air HAPPY pose:stomping-and-wringing-hands NOW 1P-IX CAN TAKE(2h,-to-lc)~ALL-OVER(lc) ALL(exp) EARTH(lc) TRUE(int)66hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=701
745Hotchkiss (1913) DEVILN/ABUT DEVIL SEE(-to-lt) pn:JESUS(lt) GET-UP(lt), WRONG(2h) FAIL(-to-rt), pose:turns-around FLY~gs:GO-AWAY(-to-rt-bwd)70hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=745