Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 21, 2024

Search: HUSH

Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
420Higgins (1923) HUSHHUSHHUSH: Tip of right vertical index to the lips. 76hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=420&refid=higgins1923
703Higgins (1923) HUSHSILENCESILENCE or HUSH: Index tip placed at mouth. (If the index, palm inward, is thrown against closed lips, it has the force of a severe command for silence.) (Be still) (Keep quiet) (Shut up).124hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=703&refid=higgins1923
217Long (1918) HUSHBE STILL, KEEP QUIETBE STILL, KEEP QUIET, etc.: Place forefinger against lips. The idea is made emphatic by throwing the finger violently against the lips, and may then be interpreted as "SHUT UP."35hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=217&refid=long1918
162Long (1918) HUSH~BURDENENDURE, SUFFERENDURE, SUFFER (bear or carry a burden): Press the forefinger against the lips; then move hands up the shoulder as if holding the end of something resting thereon; bring the shoulders and hands forward a little simultaneously as if carrying a burden. Some place the thumb in position of letter "A" against the lips instead of the forefinger. V,83.29hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=162&refid=long1918
186Long (1918) HUSH~HUSHPATIENTPATIENT: Place the end of the right "G" hand on the lips, press and at the same time bow the head as if in resignation; repeat latter motion once or twice.32hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=186&refid=long1918
218Long (1918) HUSH~QUIETQUIET, CALM, STILL, NOISELESSQUIET, CALM, STILL, NOISELESS: Place the forefinger on the lips; bring the other extended hand up in front of you, and then bring the hand away from the mouth, extended, until it is just over the other; then move both away in opposite directions toward the sides, palms down. VI,119.35hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=218&refid=long1918
66Michaels (1923) HUSH~BECOME~QUIETBEHAVEBEHAVE: 1. Put your index finger across your lips: silence. 2. Quickly put the right palm in the left palm crosswise in front of you. 3. Turn the hands over so the left hand will be uppermost. As you make the turn separate the hands. 4. Now turn both hands out in front of you with the palms down and move the right hand to the right and the left hand to the left: quiet. 30hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=66&refid=michaels1923
449Michaels (1923) HUSH~BECOME~QUIETPEACEPEACE: 1. Hold the left hand with the palm turned up, before you. 2. Place the right palm on the left palm. 3. Reverse the hands and place the left palm on the right palm. 4. Turn both palms downward and move them out in a smooth gliding way. 5. Have an earnest, pleading expression. 99hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=449&refid=michaels1923
481Michaels (1923) HUSH~BECOME~QUIETQUIETQUIET: 1. See peace.106hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=481&refid=michaels1923
240Michaels (1923) HUSH~HUMBLEGENTLEGENTLE: 1. Put the index finger of the left hand across your lips. 2. Move the hand in a dragging manner slowly downward. 3. Pass the hand under the palm of the other hand held near your breast.63hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=240&refid=michaels1923
305Michaels (1923) HUSH~HUMBLEHUMBLEHUMBLE: 1. Draw the index finger of one hand across your lips. 2. Pass the hand down and under the palm of the other hand held near the breast.75hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=305&refid=michaels1923
623Michaels (1923) HUSH~WAITWAITWAIT: 1. Press your index finger against your lips. 2. Hold both hands out forward with the palms up, and the left hand a little further out than the right hand. 3. Wiggle the fingers. 4. Have a patient look.131hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=623&refid=michaels1923
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
113Draper (1915) HUSH~QUIETN/Afs:IF 1P-IX fs:COULD TAKE-UP(ctr-to-rt) SEVERAL(2h) HEAVY(int) INSULT++(-to-1P) COME(1h) HERE TO 1P-IX NOW STILL(2h) TIME-PERIOD (false_start) COLLECT TIME-PERIOD HUSH~QUIET THINKING, 1P-IX APPRECIATE SEEK THAT(1h) ASK-QUESTION ABOUT ESTABLISH COLLEGE DEAF. 13hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&glossid=113
254Erd (1913) HUSHN/ATHEN H-I-A-W-A-T-H-A gs:SIT(lt) QUIET HUSH pose:arms-folded ON(lt) cl-d:BB(bed-length,lt) BED 3P-POSS(lt) M-I-N-N-E-H-A-H-A,27hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=erd&glossid=254
258Hubbard (1913) HUSH~QUIETN/ABUT LAST 3P-IX(rt) BRING(rt-to-ctr) FROM(rt) HOUSE~WHITE(rt) THROUGH(-to-lt) cl-p:44(in-2-rows,dn_lt) THERE(lt) cl-p:BonB(lined-up-on-ea-side-of-road,lt) MALE(rf)~FEMALE(rf)~PEOPLE HUSH~QUIET CRY+(1h).29hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hubbard&glossid=258