Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
March 4, 2024

Search: HEAVEN

BOOKS:
Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
397Higgins (1923) HEAVENHEAVENHEAVEN: Finger tips touch above forehead to form gable end of house, left moves left-back-right and right hand moves right-back-left till both hands cross at wrists, palms outward. (Supernatural: "From" "Heaven" or "Heaven").72hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=397&refid=higgins1923
911Long (1918) HEAVENHEAVENHEAVEN: Both "B" hands touch at the ends in front and somewhat elevated on a level with the head; draw them apart toward the sides; bring the left hand back, twisting it so as to leave the palm outward and pass right open hand under left, turning it upward, and raise it until it shows above the left hand.100hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=911&refid=long1918
281Michaels (1923) HEAVENHEAVENHEAVEN: 1. Look heavenward. 2. Raise both hands above your head, letting the tips of the fingers touch. 3. Move the hands sideward and downward until they get to the level of your head or shoulders. 4. Quickly hold the left forearm a little above the level of your head in front of you. 5. Pass the right hand upward under the left forearm.71hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=281&refid=michaels1923
FILMS:
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
676Hotchkiss (1913) HEAVEN~THEREN/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=676
725Hotchkiss (1913) HEAVENN/AHEAVEN(up) THERE(up) ANGEL SEE(l-hand,lt) LIVE, gs:WONDERFUL HAPPY SING+++ MORE(int) ENTHUSIASTIC68hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=725
644McGregor (1913) HEAVENN/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=644