Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
March 4, 2024

Search: FEAR

Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
13Higgins (1923) FEARAFRAIDAFRAID: Body shrinking backward and both vertical palms outward as if to ward off the object both seen and feared. (Timid) (Fear) (Coward: "fear" "er").7hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=13&refid=higgins1923
166Long (1918) FEARFEARFEAR: Throw the hands up as if warding off impending danger, and shrink back. V,87.30hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=166&refid=long1918
602Long (1918) FEARCOWARDLY, AFRAID, TIMIDCOWARDLY, AFRAID, TIMID: Hold up the "5" hands, with palms out, as if to ward off some danger; bring the hands back toward the body with a downward motion and draw the body back as if shrinking from imaginary danger.71hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=602&refid=long1918
13Michaels (1923) FEARAFRAIDAFRAID: 1. Hold both hands out before you with the palms turned down. 2. Draw the hands back toward you in a trembling manner. 3. Draw up the shoulders a little. 4. Have a frightened look.21hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=13&refid=michaels1923
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
338Gallaudet (1910) FEARN/AWALK cl-trace:1(walkway,-to-rt) NEAR(-to-X) MIND~SPIN SOME(rep2x) THINK~SUPERIOR FEEL(2h) FEAR FALL(2h,rt) IN LIQUID-CLASS~cl-d:55(ocean,-to-rt) cl-d-trace:B(path-dn,-to-rt)32hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=338