Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
March 4, 2024

Search: PLEAD

Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
83Higgins (1923) PLEADBESEECHBESEECH: Fingers of raised hands interlaced, palm to palm, and brought down to body. (Supplication).19hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=83&refid=higgins1923
933Long (1918) KNEEL~PLEAD~SERVEWORSHIPWORSHIP: Sign "kneel" (place the bent fingers of the right "V" hand in the palm of the left hand, the fingers thus representing the bent knees); then place hands in attitude of prayer or supplication and then sign "serve" (with the open hands in front, palms up, move them to one side and then to the other).102hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=933&refid=long1918
273Long (1918) PLEADSUPPLICATIONSUPPLICATION: Clasp fingers of right hand over "A" left; extend upward toward heaven and draw earnestly toward you. The same idea is expressed by clasping the hands, fingers locked, and making same motion.41hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=273&refid=long1918
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
125Veditz (1913) PLEADN/ABUT YEAR+ THIRTY-THREE UP-TILL-NOW 3P-POSS-PL(rt-to-ctr) TEACH+~AGENT TAKE-AWAY(1h,dn,lt-to-rt) fs:NO LISTEN(dn-to-rt) TO 3P-POSS-PL(rt-to-ctr) PLEAD+.12hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=125