Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 26, 2024

Search: DIE

BOOKS:
Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
239Higgins (1923) DIEDIEDIE: Prone hands tandem pointing to one side, both hands turned till fingers become supine. (Wish to die a happy death - Wish happy death). If the turning of the hands be done hesitatingly, "dying" will be understood and the completion of dying will be indicated by final emphatic upturning of hands or by adding signs for "Finish." (Right hand alone is often used.) (Death).45hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=239&refid=higgins1923
343Higgins (1923) DIE~BURYFUNERALFUNERAL: "Die" and "&" hands pointing down and lowered, then both prone hands as if resting on mound, fingers pointing lengthwise on the grave, drawn in towards body to show finished mound. (Bury) (Sometimes procession is indicated by vertical tandem "V" hands, moved as if marching one behind the other.) 63hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=343&refid=higgins1923
371Higgins (1923) DIE~BURYGRAVEGRAVE: Both prone hands as if on the mound of the grave, fingers pointing along the grave, and hands drawn towards body as if over the length of the grave.68hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=371&refid=higgins1923
412Long (1918) DIEDIEDIE: Hold out the open right hand in front from the side, palm down; give the hand an outward turn, bringing the palm up. IX, 193. 53hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=412&refid=long1918
413Long (1918) DIEDEADDEAD: Is indicated by "die" and "finished."53hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=413&refid=long1918
409Long (1918) FADE-AWAYMELT, FADE, DIE OUT, DISSOLVEMELT, FADE, DIE OUT, DISSOLVE, etc.: Hold up both "5" hands, fingers pointing up, palms toward you; let the hands drop gradually, drawing the ends of the fingers to position of "&." IX,191.53hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=409&refid=long1918
160Michaels (1923) DIEDIEDIE: 1. Put the palm of one hand on the breast. 2. Give a heavy sigh and close the eyes. 3. Extend the hand from the breast and let it drop downward slowly.49hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=160&refid=michaels1923
FILMS:
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
351Dougherty (1913) DIEN/AMALE~DOCTOR FUTURE DIE, 3P-POSS BODY B-U-S-T SHAPE IN W-E-S-T-M-I-N-S-T-E-R A-B-B-E-Y, THERE(up,rf,rt) WHO MANY+(rf) FAMOUS MALE CAPTAIN, GENTRY, KING, ARMY WRITE VARIOUS THERE+++(rt-to-lt) MUCH. 36hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=dougherty&glossid=351
24Erd (1913) DIEN/A3P-IX(lt) NEAR(prog) BREATHE(labored) DIE(pitch) M-I-N-N-E-H-A-H-A.3hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=erd&glossid=24
106Erd (1913) DIEN/Aminnehaha:pose:hands-on-chest pose:hands-up(in_fear) pose:hands-up(in_fear) EYES 3P-POSS DIE(pitch) LOOK-AT-1P ACROSS DARK(pitch,int). 10hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=erd&glossid=106
189Erd (1913) DIEN/Aold nokomis: ALLOW(rf) 3P-HON(lt) M-I-N-N-E-H-A-H-A pose:hands-clasped(-to-lt), ALLOW(up) 1P-IX BEFORE(pitch) DIE(2h,pitch) FOR 3P-IX(lt), ALLOW 1P-IX NOW DIE(pitch) SAME 3P-IX, pose:hands-clasped(pacing), pose:face-in-hand(moaning).20hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=erd&glossid=189
195Erd (1913) DIEN/Aold nokomis: ALLOW(rf) 3P-HON(lt) M-I-N-N-E-H-A-H-A pose:hands-clasped(-to-lt), ALLOW(up) 1P-IX BEFORE(pitch) DIE(2h,pitch) FOR 3P-IX(lt), ALLOW 1P-IX NOW DIE(pitch) SAME 3P-IX, pose:hands-clasped(pacing), pose:face-in-hand(moaning).20hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=erd&glossid=195
215Erd (1913) DIEN/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=215
12Fox (1915) DIEN/APEOPLE cl-p:55(gather) IN G-E-T-T-Y-S-B-U--G FOR(l-hand) cl:CC(set-aside,-to-lc) PLACE(lc) NEW LAND ALL-OVER(rt) PUT(2h-alt,lc) DIE(2h) ARMY+ AGO3hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fox&glossid=12
214Fox (1915) DIEN/ADET-IX(ctr) BRAVE ARMY+ LIVE AND DIE(2h) WHO(l-hand,rf) WAR HERE END MAKE~NEAT MOST THAN 1P-POSS-PL WEAK STRONG CAN ADD+(lc) THEN REMOVE(rc) 21hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fox&glossid=214
296Fox (1915) DIEN/A2P-IX-PL~1P-IX-PL DECIDE DET-IX-PL(rt) HONOR(rc) DIE(2h) FUTURE(l-hand,rf) NOT(l-hand) DIE(1h) WORTH~NOTHING(l-hand) 25hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fox&glossid=296
299Fox (1915) DIEN/A2P-IX-PL~1P-IX-PL DECIDE DET-IX-PL(rt) HONOR(rc) DIE(2h) FUTURE(l-hand,rf) NOT(l-hand) DIE(1h) WORTH~NOTHING(l-hand) 25hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fox&glossid=299
74Gallaudet (1910) DIEN/AAND FEMALE~FANCY LEAVE-THERE(-to-rt) GOING(-to-lt) INN(lt) AND STAY DAY(1h) SEVERAL SICK AND(rf) DIE(1h).7hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=74
110Gallaudet (1910) DIEN/AAND 3P-SELF(lt) DURING MALE~cl-d:B(small-height) IN SCHOOL 3P-POSS(lt) FATHER GET cl:1(bullet-hit-body) DIE(1h,l-hand) FROM D-O-O-N-E-S CLASS(rc)10hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=110
728Gallaudet (1910) DIEN/AAND FROM-THEN-ON THAT(1h,rt) MALE YOUNG GET(2h) cl:1(bullet-hit-body) DIE(1h,l-hand) IN ONE ROBBER STEAL TAKE(rep2x,2h-alt,rt-to-ctr) RELATED T-H-E D-O-O-N-E-S 64hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=728
944Gallaudet (1910) DIEN/ABUT HAPPY FOR SAY L-O-R-N-A DIE(1h) NEGATIVE80hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=944
500Hotchkiss (1913) DIE~BURYN/A1P-IX 3P-POSS(lt) WITH FRIEND DURING LIVE WANT BESIDE WITH IN DIE~BURY50hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=500
649Hotchkiss (1913) DIEN/A1P-IX PICK-FROM(-from-rt) ONE BY pn:BARTLETT M-R B-A-R-T-L-E-T-T STORY THAT++(2h) OLD(2h) AND EASY ARRANGE STORY ABOUT pn:JESUS 3P-POSS(lt) CRUCIFY DIE ONE DAY E-A-S-T-E-R DAY SUNDAY60hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=649
660Hotchkiss (1913) DIEN/ASAY, pn:JESUS cl-i:S//B(spike-in-lt-hand), cl-i:S//B(spike-in-rt-hand) gs:HANG-ON-CROSS DIE(2h)61hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=660
683Hotchkiss (1913) DIEN/AHEAVEN~THERE(up_rt) ANGEL SING GIVE(up_rt) GOD SEE(l-hand,lt) pn:JESUS(lt) DIE(1h,l-hand,lt), SAD STOP SING CRY(1h)64hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=683
696Hotchkiss (1913) DIEN/AD-A-V-I-D DET-IX(up_rt) gs:STRUM-HARP GIVE(up_rt) GOD SING, SEE(l-hand,lt) pn:JESUS DIE(2h), gs:STRUM-HARP STOP gs:HOLD-HARP 65hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=696
704Hotchkiss (1913) DIEN/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=704
282McGregor (1913) DIEN/AHAPPEN THERE(rt) IN pn:CHINA(2h) LIQUID-CLASS~RAIN(wg) FLOOD(prog) DIE(2h-alt) 29hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=282
288McGregor (1913) DIEN/AOR IN pn:ITALY, cl:SS(quake) cl:55+(things-falling-down,2h-alt) DIE+++++(2h-alt)30hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=288
37Veditz (1913) DIE~BURYN/AOR 3P-SELF(rt) MARCH(rt-to-lt) TO 3P-POSS(lt) DIE~BURY(at_lt) IN THERE(lt) V-E-R-S-A-I-L-L-E-S,5hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=37