Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 23, 2024

Search: FLOWER

Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
328Higgins (1923) FLOWERFLOWERFLOWER: Right "&" hand as if holding imaginary blossom, stem towards palm, passed from cheek to cheek before the nose.61hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=328&refid=higgins1923
894Long (1918) FLOWERFLOWERFLOWER: Hold the "S" or the end of the "&" hand directly under the nose as if holding a bunch of flowers there to smell. Some make this sign first under one nostril and then the other. Some place the end of the "&" hand under the nose and then open out the fingers to nearly "5" hand. XVIII,350.98hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=894&refid=long1918
895Long (1918) FLOWER~GROWBLOSSOMBLOSSOM: Sign for "flower;" then bring the "&" hands together, ends pointing upward, and open them out to "5" hands, thus indicating the opening of the flower.98hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=895&refid=long1918
219Michaels (1923) FLOWERFLOWERFLOWER: 1. Cluster the fingers around the thumb of one hand. 2. Put the hand to the nose and smell as you do a flower. (Spell variety.)60hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=219&refid=michaels1923
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
43Veditz (1913) FLOWERN/AAND PUT++(2h-alt_at_lt) FLOWER, OR(rf) GREEN cl-d:CC(wreath,circ,lt) ON 3P-POSS(lt) BURY(lt) 6hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=43