Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 26, 2024

Search: PAIN

Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
414Higgins (1923) PAINHURTHURT: Indices of both hands, palms inward, jabbed toward each other repeatedly. (This sign made near the ear denotes "earache" near the teeth for "tooth-ache".) (When awkwardness would occur, spell the afflicted member and sign "Hurt") (Pain) (Injury) (Quarrel: Sign "Hurt" lower the hands, elevate them again and sign "Hurt").75hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=414&refid=higgins1923
750Higgins (1923) SUFFER-PAINSUFFERSUFFER: Both horizontal hands closed tightly and circled slowly and with tension around each other in vertical circles up-out-in-down-up, hands several inches apart. (Agony).132hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=750&refid=higgins1923
124Long (1918) PAINPAINPAIN: Place hands in front of you with only forefingers extended and pointing toward each other several inches apart, then throw them at each other without touching the ends together; pain in any part of the body is indicated by placing the hands over that part of the body and making the motion; for instance, in headache the fingers are thrown at each other across the forehead.25hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=124&refid=long1918
1103Long (1918) PATIENT~SUFFER-PAINFORTITUDEFORTITUDE: Patient, suffering, or the sign for "Brave."121hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=1103&refid=long1918
5Michaels (1923) PAINACHEACHE: 1. Extend both index fingers. 2. Close the other fingers and thumbs in the palms of the hand. 3. Hold the hands over the place that aches. 4. Jab the index fingers toward each other two or three times. 20hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=5&refid=michaels1923
441Michaels (1923) PAINPAINPAIN: 1. Jab the index fingers toward each other an inch or two apart. See ache.99hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=441&refid=michaels1923
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
22Dougherty (1913) PAINN/AALSO 3P-IX-PL ALL HONOR LOVE DOCTOR WHO INVENT cl-i:OintoB(anesthesia) CAUSE CAN(rf) SLEEP OUT PAIN STOP HAPPEN(rf) cl-i:S(pull-tooth) OR cl:B(amputate-leg) SURGERY(at-lt-chest) SURGERY(at-rt-chest).4hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=dougherty&glossid=22
61Dougherty (1913) PAINN/AMALE(rf) WALK(rf) BACK-AND-FORTH+ HEAR FEMALE(rf) THERE(rf) YELL+ PAIN 7hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=dougherty&glossid=61
90Dougherty (1913) SUFFER-PAINN/AMOM~DAD BOTH DECIDE SPEND(rf)~COLLECT MONEY GIVE(-to-rt) SON GROWUP LEARN BECOME DOCTOR HELP FIND WAY T-O CHANGE(rf) REMOVE SUFFER-PAIN AMONG(rf) PEOPLE. 10hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=dougherty&glossid=90
117Dougherty (1913) SUFFER-PAINN/A3P-IX(rc,rf) PAY-ATTENTION SEEK+ WAY HELP MOTHER SUFFER-PAIN SEE~READ+ VARIOUS TRY THING.13hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=dougherty&glossid=117
316Dougherty (1913) PAINN/AFROM-THEN-ON(rf) FUTURE QUEEN V-I-C-T-O-R-I-A 3P-SELF(rt) LITTLE-BIT BECOME(bs:rt) MOTHER(bs:rt) 3P-POSS(rt) FEMALE~DOCTOR GET C-H-L-O-R-O-F-O-R-M cl-i:O(-from-nose)-to-cl-i:B(give-chloroform) BORN SUCCEED WITH TROUBLE(neg) PAIN(neg) gs:NOTHING(neg). 32hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=dougherty&glossid=316
192Hubbard (1913) SUFFER-PAINN/A3P-IX(rt) BODY(rf)~STRONG, HAPPEN MOMENT SEEM(2h) BLINK, 3P-IX(rt) BECOME cl:AA-to-BB(stricken,rt) pose:lay-there SUFFER-PAIN HELP 3P-SELF(rt) CANT+.20hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hubbard&glossid=192