Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 21, 2024


Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
474Higgins (1923) LEAVE-FROMLEAVELEAVE: Both prone hands extended tandem to one side, both hands brought back up to body, closing to vertical "A" hands palms outward. (Avoid) (Retire) (Depart) (Withdraw oneself) (In this sign as in most signs the direction of the sign is capable of uch variation according to circumstances.)85hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=474&refid=higgins1923
309Long (1918) LEAVE-FROMLEAVE, RETIRE, WITHDRAW oneselfLEAVE, RETIRE, WITHDRAW ONESELF: Extend open hands, palms down, out toward the left side, one farther toward the left than the other, somewhat "tandem;" draw them back toward the right side of the body and a little up, bending the fingers down from the knuckles. VIII,158.45hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=309&refid=long1918
352Michaels (1923) LEAVE-FROMLEAVE (on a journey)LEAVE: 1. (To leave on a journey) Hold both hands near your breast with the palms turned in. 2. Move both hands out and a little downward and push out the fingers.83hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=352&refid=michaels1923
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
704Gallaudet (1910) LEAVE-FROMN/AAND(l-hand) 3P-SELF(rc) HAVE A MALE~BORN VERY THINK~SUCCEED FOR LEAVE-FROM(-to-rt) 3P-POSS EAT~BED RELATED(ctr-to-lt) T-H-E D-O-O-N-E-S CLASS(l-hand,lt)62hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=704
75Hotchkiss (1913) LEAVE-FROMN/ATHAT(1h)MALE LIVE AGO++ LEAVE-FROM(rt) HOME pn:FRANCE(rt) WITH(rt-to-lt) pn:GALLAUDET FOR HELP(lc) ESTABLISH(lc) THAT(1h,lt) FIRST SCHOOL(lc)7hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=75
528Hotchkiss (1913) LEAVE-FROMN/AFROM-THEN-ON 1P-IX LEAVE-FROM(-from-lt) SCHOOL SEE LITTLE-BIT pn:CLERC52hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=528