Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
July 23, 2024

Search: KILL

Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
458Higgins (1923) KILLKILLKILL: Left palm prone, fingers pointing outward and upward, right index pointing leftward thrust under and past the left palm. (If in this sign the right hand is pushed slowly and steadily leftward till it is under the left hand, it will denote "Strictness" or "Severity").82hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=458&refid=higgins1923
483Long (1918) KILLKILLKILL: Holding the left open hand out, pointing upward, and palm toward the right, thrust the right "G" hand outward, so the side of the forefinger strikes against the palm as the finger passes it and continues across the palm; give the forefinger a twisting motion. Note that the motion is one of stabbing. Some follow with the sign for "die," turning the open hand, palm up, off toward the side. X,216.60hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=483&refid=long1918
332Michaels (1923) KILLKILLKILL: 1. Use your index and middle fingers for a knife blade. 2. Make a stabbing motion along the palm of the other hand. 3. Turn the hand over and let it fall forward downward.79hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=332&refid=michaels1923
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