Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 26, 2024

Search: FEEL

BOOKS:
Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
311Higgins (1923) FEELFEELFEEL: Right middle tip of open hand, palm inward, drawn up across the heart, fingers pointing down. (Conscience) (Same sign with both hands alternately denotes "Worry" or "Excitement").58hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=311&refid=higgins1923
181Higgins (1923) FEEL~CONTENTEDCONTENTEDCONTENTED: Right middle tip of open hand drawn upward over the heart and then both prone palms passed downward over the lower trunk.35hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=181&refid=higgins1923
510Higgins (1923) FEEL~PITYMERCYMERCY: "Feel" then right palm outward and circled as if on the back of the person pitied. (Pity).91hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=510&refid=higgins1923
681Higgins (1923) FEEL~SATISFIEDSATISFIEDSATISFIED: "Feel" with right hand drawn up chest till back of hand strikes chin.120hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=681&refid=higgins1923
116Long (1918) FEELFEELFEEL: Place end of the middle finger, with others extended and held away, against the heart and draw it up a little way. IV,52.25hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=116&refid=long1918
297Long (1918) FEEL~3P-POSSINCLINE, DISPOSED TOINCLINE, DISPOSED TO: Touch the heart with the bent finger of the right "5" hand (as in "feel"), then extend the left open hand toward the left and bring the right open hand just back of it also pointing toward the left; carry both hands toward the left, thus indicating the inclination of one's feelings.43hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=297&refid=long1918
158Long (1918) FEEL~CONTENTEDCONTENTEDCONTENTED (in sense of relief from anxiety): Middle finger drawn upward across the heart (feel); then bring both hands up, palms down, edge of forefingers against breast, ends touching; draw the hands down while still held against the breast, as if pressing the disturbed feeling down. V,81.29hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=158&refid=long1918
163Long (1918) FEEL~PITYPITYPITY (feel sorry for): Draw the middle finger upward against the heart (feel), and then bring the open hand out extended toward the imaginary object of pity, making a kind of stroking or circular motion with the hand, as if giving comfort. V,84.30hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=163&refid=long1918
157Long (1918) FEEL~SATISFIEDSATISFIEDSATISFIED: With a slightly upward motion draw the middle finger across the heart (feel) and then raise the hand till it strikes the back under the chin. V,80.29hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=157&refid=long1918
182Long (1918) FEEL~WITHSYMPATHYSYMPATHY: Make sign for "feel," then by a contraction of the sign for agree, bring the hands together as in "with."32hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=182&refid=long1918
203Michaels (1923) FEELFEELFEEL: 1. Pass the index finger upward over the heart. (For emotion.) Or, Feel around with the fingers.57hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=203&refid=michaels1923
116Michaels (1923) FEEL~PITYCHARITYCHARITY: 1. Touch over the heart with the index finger of the right hand. 2. Stroke on some imaginary object in front of you. Use the same hand. Also 1. Pull downward under your left coat sleeve with the right hand: poor. 2. Move the right hand outward, palm up and act as if dropping something: give.40hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=116&refid=michaels1923
132Michaels (1923) FEEL~PITYCOMPASSIONCOMPASSION: 1. See pity. 44hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=132&refid=michaels1923
456Michaels (1923) FEEL~PITYPITYPITY: 1. Pass the middle finger of the right hand up over your heart. 2. Stroke the hand outward toward the object. 3. Have a kindly expression.100hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=456&refid=michaels1923
FILMS:
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
40Cloud (1913) FEEL~PITYN/A3P-SELF PASS-DOWN(rf) FANCY PEOPLE, RICH HAVE, LEARN WISE HAVE SOUL STRONG LOVE FEEL~PITY(2h) FOR(rf) PEOPLE, AND WITH EVERY++(linear) HOPE FOR(rf) GLORY SUCCEED IN ANY WORK WANT+, 2hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=cloud&glossid=40
298Dougherty (1913) FEEL~PITYN/ADOCTOR TROUBLE PROTECT(rt) DISCUSS(rt) GOD FEEL~PITY(rf-to-rc).31hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=dougherty&glossid=298
19Draper (1915) FEELN/AL-I-N-C-O-L-N(assim) WITH TROUBLE PRESSURE MANY+++(circ), FEEL DOUBT, FEEL DONT-KNOW FUTURE SUCCEED(rf) IXtapsTHREE-to-IXtapsTWO FAIL OR DONT-KNOW(exp).2hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&glossid=19
21Draper (1915) FEELN/AL-I-N-C-O-L-N(assim) WITH TROUBLE PRESSURE MANY+++(circ), FEEL DOUBT, FEEL DONT-KNOW FUTURE SUCCEED(rf) IXtapsTHREE-to-IXtapsTWO FAIL OR DONT-KNOW(exp).2hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&glossid=21
46Draper (1915) FEELN/AIN THAT(2h) HOUR FEEL PROGRESS-UP BRING TO 3P-SELF ONE cl-d-trace:11(large-square-document) 3P-IX WRITE~PUT-DOWN 3P-POSS(rt) NAME PUT-DOWN.6hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&glossid=46
91Draper (1915) FEELN/AUNDERSTAND ASK-QUESTION MANY(circ) RELATED WITH DEAF(l-hand) TEACH+ gs:NOTHING(neg), BUT 3P-IX(rf) FEEL BELIEVE STILL(2h).11hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&glossid=91
154Draper (1915) FEELN/ANOW FEEL+ THINK APPRECIATE AGREE(-to-rt) WITH THAT(1h,rt) DECIDE.18hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&glossid=154
167Draper (1915) FEELN/A1P-IX FEEL 3P-POSS(rt) DEAF HOPE++ PROGRESS-UP~LEVEL(exp) ALRIGHT+ GOOD(int). 20hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&glossid=167
204Draper (1915) FEELN/AHOPE DEAF EVERY+++(arc) MALE~FEMALE SEE 1P-POSS DO, FEEL GOOD~SUPERIOR 1P-IX DO GOOD~MOST 1P-IX(rf) CAN D-O, GOOD~SUPERIOR 1P-IX(rf) CAN THINKING THAT(1h) HELP HAPPEN SUCCEED.23hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&glossid=204
112Erd (1913) FEELN/AIP-IX NOW FEEL 3P-POSS(lc) COLD HANDS LEAD(-to-lc) 1P-POSS ACROSS(lt) UNSEEN~DARK(pitch,lt).11hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=erd&glossid=112
245Erd (1913) FEELN/Apose:step-back YELL(pitch,2h) BRING(up,pitch,-to-rt) cl:BB(pitch,strike-against-rt) cl:BB(pitch,strike-against-lt) HEAR(pitch) cl:55(up,shaking-spreads), STAR++(lt-to-rt) SKY cl:5(stars-shake,lt-to-rt), FEEL SAME(lt) WITH 3P-POSS(lt) GRIEVE(bow).26hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=erd&glossid=245
216Fay (1913) FEELN/A1P-IX FEEL fs:IF PRES(false start) EMPEROR~OVER-ALL B-R-A-Z-I-L COME VISIT COLLEGE, gs:OH-WELL PRESIDENT COLLEGE NEED HERE FOR MEET.16hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fay&glossid=216
32Fox (1915) LOOK-AT-PAST/FEELN/Apn:LINCOLN(1x) SAY+++++(ctr-to-rc-to-rt) ONE(l-hand) LECTURE UP-TILL-NOW 1P-IX-PL LOOK-AT-PAST(l-hand)/FEEL(bow_head-to-rt) WONDERFUL(3x) LECTURE 5hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fox&glossid=32
39Fox (1915) FEELN/ABUT MAKE(error) pn:LINCOLN 3P-SELF(rt) FEEL gs:WHAT6hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fox&glossid=39
118Gallaudet (1910) FEELN/AAND J-O-H-N HAVE A FEEL STRONG AGAINST(rt) THAT(1h,rt) CLASS(rc)11hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=118
337Gallaudet (1910) FEELN/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=337
414Gallaudet (1910) FEELN/AAND THAT(1h,rt) FEMALE~OLD(nod,2h,rt) HELP(rep) J-O-H-N CAUSE(-to-lt) FEEL(2h) HEART STRONG FOR SWEETHEART L-O-R-N-A CONTINUE(1h,l-hand)38hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=414
768Gallaudet (1910) FEEL~PITYN/A1P-IX-PL HAVE VERY PLEASANT TEA EAT MUCH AND THINKING ABOUT FEEL~PITY YOUNG W-H-I-C-H-A-L-S-E 3P-SELF(rt) LOVE FOR L-O-R-N-A D-O-O-N-E WRONG(2h) 3P-POSS(rt) LIVE HAPPY LOSE gs:ALAS67hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=768
165Hubbard (1913) FEELN/ATHAT(1h) DO MAKE~DISTRIBUTE MALE(rf)~FEMALE(rf)~PEOPLE pn:AMERICA FEEL(bs:bkwd,int) CRY(bow)17hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hubbard&glossid=165
204Hubbard (1913) FEEL~HEAVYN/A1P-IX-PL KNOW~STAY EIGHTEEN~HUNDRED~EIGHTY~ONE, SUMMER AFTER LONG SAD, FULL FEEL~HEAVY(int).21hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hubbard&glossid=204
230Hubbard (1913) FEEL~NERVOUSN/AFUTURE PEOPLE ALL-OVER NATION IN FEEL~NERVOUS BALANCE THERE-HON(rt) H-O-P-E, THERE-HON(lt) F-E-A-R DAILY cl:B(pendulum-swing)25hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hubbard&glossid=230
307Hubbard (1913) FEEL~GRIEVEDN/AAMONG MALE(rf)~FEMALE(rf)~PEOPLE NATION(int) FEEL~GRIEVED SORRY, ANY SORRY~MOST+ THAN PEOPLE DEAF gs:NOTHING (neg).34hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hubbard&glossid=307
177McGregor (1913) FEELN/ATHINK~SUPERIOR DURING THAT(1h) TIME-PERIOD, WORLD SEEM(2h) LARGE(int) PEOPLE FEEL FAR(int,r-hand-to-rt) FAR(l-hand-to-lt) FAR(r-hand-to-rc) FEEL(1x) MINGLE CANT+++.19hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=177
181McGregor (1913) FEELN/ATHINK~SUPERIOR DURING THAT(1h) TIME-PERIOD, WORLD SEEM(2h) LARGE(int) PEOPLE FEEL FAR(int,r-hand-to-rt) FAR(l-hand-to-lt) FAR(r-hand-to-rc) FEEL(1x) MINGLE CANT+++.19hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=181
198McGregor (1913) FEELN/AYEAR++ NEED++ cl:LEGSonB(ride-horse) HORSE, CAMEL OR cl-i:XxXx(carriage) gs:OH-WELL PEOPLE(rf) FEEL FAR(rt) 21hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=198
206McGregor (1913) FEELN/ADONT-KNOW WHO LIVE NEAR+ 3P-IX-PL(lt-to-rt) CANT FEEL(deliberate) BROTHER gs:NOTHING UNDERSTAND gs:NOTHING pn:JESUS 3P-POSS(rt) WORD+ 22hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=206
244McGregor (1913) FEELN/AAND(rf) 1P-IX-PL KNOW EACH-OTHER(rt-to-ctr) BETTER 1P-IX-PL CAN UNDERSTAND+ EACH-OTHER(ctr-to-rt) BETTER AND FEEL BROTHER.25hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=244
268McGregor (1913) FEELN/ATHAT++(2h) FEEL++(lt_side) SPIRIT BROTHER SPREAD(prog) NOW DAY EXPAND+(prog) DAILY++28hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=268
310McGregor (1913) FEELN/AIN HOUR 2~3~4 WORLD KNOW++ ABOUT THAT(2h,int) AND QUICK DET-IX-PL PEOPLE(rf) FEEL GO-TO(-to-rt) FEEL PITY(rt) QUICK SUMMONS+~GO-AWAY EAT CLOTHES MEDICINE DOCTOR SEND(rt) NO-MATTER(neg) cl:1aroundS(to-bottom-of) WORLD.33hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=310
312McGregor (1913) FEELN/AIN HOUR 2~3~4 WORLD KNOW++ ABOUT THAT(2h,int) AND QUICK DET-IX-PL PEOPLE(rf) FEEL GO-TO(-to-rt) FEEL PITY(rt) QUICK SUMMONS+~GO-AWAY EAT CLOTHES MEDICINE DOCTOR SEND(rt) NO-MATTER(neg) cl:1aroundS(to-bottom-of) WORLD.33hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=312
131Veditz (1913) FEEL~ROCKN/ABUT APPRECIATE~BETTER LISTEN(lt) TO UNFAIR FEEL~ROCK REQUIRE PEOPLE THAT(1h) THINK KNOW ALL ABOUT TEACH+ DEAF;13hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=131
149Veditz (1913) FEELN/ABUT KNOW NOTHING(2h) ABOUT 3P-POSS-PL(rt-to-lt) MIND+ AND SPIRIT, FEEL, WANT, NEED++.14hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=149