Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 21, 2024

Search: EARTH

BOOKS:
Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
266Higgins (1923) EARTHEARTH (planet)EARTH (planet): Left hand closed, palm downward, and right thumb and middle of open hand forming a semicircle, as if the tips were holding the ends of an axis in the left hand, left hand moved slightly to indicate revolving on axis.50hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=266&refid=higgins1923
268Higgins (1923) EARTH~BREAKEARTHQUAKEEARTHQUAKE: "Earth" and "Break" made so that the hands are upward at end of sign.50hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=268&refid=higgins1923
869Long (1918) EARTHEARTH, GLOBE, GEOGRAPHYTHE EARTH, or THE GLOBE: Hold the left "S" hand as if it were grasping an axis held between the thumb and middle finger of the right hand; move both hands as if the left were turning or swinging on this imaginary axis. This sign is also used to mean "GEOGRAPHY." XVIII,344.96hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=869&refid=long1918
886Long (1918) EARTH~THUNDEREARTHQUAKEEARTHQUAKE: Sign "earth" and finish with hands as in "thunder."97hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=886&refid=long1918
FILMS:
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
150Draper (1915) EARTHN/AC-O-G-E-S-S END SEEK BEFORE(exp) ABOUT(rf) THAT(2h) ASK-QUESTION, AND 3P-SELF(lt) C-O-G-R-S DECIDE THAT(1h) A-C-T GOOD(2h,int) HELP PROGRESS EARTH HELP TRUE.17hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&glossid=150
365Erd (1913) EARTHN/AEARTH(rt) HERE(rt) EAT gs:NOTHING HUNGRY HOT~gs:FEVER GRIEVE(bow) HEART HARM BODY THIN cl-d:BB(thin-body) TIRED.37hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=erd&glossid=365
387Erd (1913) EARTHN/AFUTURE LITTLE-BIT TIME-PERIOD 1P-IX GOING(1x-to-lt) 1P-POSS DUTY DO ON EARTH END, FUTURE LITTLE-BIT TIME-PERIOD PASS THEN 2P-POSS(lt) cl:1(feet) WALK++(-to-lt) 1P-IX FUTURE FOLLOW(pitch) FAR+(pitch,1-hs)38hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=erd&glossid=387
331Fox (1915) EARTHN/ADET-IX-PL(arc) GOVERNMENT CONTROL OVER-ALL 2P-POSS-PL PEOPLE BY DET-IX PEOPLE AND FOR DET-IX(-to-rt) PEOPLE FUTURE NOT~NEVER WIPE~AWAY FROM EARTH HERE. 27hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fox&glossid=331
713Hotchkiss (1913) EARTHN/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=713
229McGregor (1913) EARTHN/ATELEGRAPH(-to-rt) TRAIN(-to-lt) cl-d:BB(railroad-wheels) ATTRACT PEOPLE NEAR++(ctr-to-rt-to-ctr), EARTH ALL(all_around,exp) SMALL(abrupt,int) SMALL+++24hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=229
443McGregor (1913) EARTHN/ABUT(int) 1P-POSS-PL(1P-to-arc) BROTHER ON EARTH TRUE REQUIRE 1P-POSS-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) HELP, 1P-IX NEED 1P-POSS-PL HELP; 42hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=443
589McGregor (1913) EARTHN/AWORTH THING MOST ON EARTH gs:WHAT? SERVE TO OTHER OTHER(arc) 1P-POSS-PL BROTHer(glitch) 1P-POSS-PL BROTHER SISTER.56hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=589
625McGregor (1913) EARTHN/AWHEN WORLD UNDERSTAND CLEAR pn:JESUS 3P-POSS(up,rt) WORD+, 1P-POSS-PL FATHER IN 3P-POSS(rt) TRUE MEANING, FUTURE(2h) TAKE(2h-alt) STRUGGLE, WAR STOP(int) END AND 3P-POSS(up,int,rt) KING TRUE COME(-from-up) ON EARTH.57hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=625
642McGregor (1913) EARTHN/A1P-POSS-PL FATHER(rf) IN~HEAVEN pose:bow 2P-POSS(up) KING COME(up-to-), 2P-POSS(up) APPRECIATE DO ON EARTH SO-AS HEAVEN pose:bow59hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=642
31Veditz (1913) EARTHN/ASHOW 3P-SELF-PL(rt-to-ctr) HAPPY++ THAT(2h) MALE~cl-d:B(height) BORN ON HERE EARTH.4hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=31
316Veditz (1913) EARTHN/A3P-SELF-PL(rt) TRY REMOVE(int,lt-to-rt) SIGN FROM SCHOOL(lt) ROOM, FROM CHURCH, FROM(lt) EARTH; REMOVE(rt-to-lt) TRY+ S-O 1P-POSS-PL(arc-to-1P) SIGN DETERIORATE+++.28hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=316
628Veditz (1913) EARTHN/AA-S L-O-N-G A-S 1P-IX-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) HAVE DEAF ON EARTH, 1P-IX-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) FUTURE HAVE SIGN.57hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=628