Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
March 2, 2024

Search: SPIRIT

Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
725Higgins (1923) SPIRITSOULSOUL: Right prone palm crosswise above left supine palm, indices and thumbs closing, but joining only after the hands are sufficiently apart to prevent them from linking. (Ghost) (Spirit).128hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=725&refid=higgins1923
929Long (1918) SPIRITSPIRIT, GHOSTSPIRIT, or GHOST: Place the slightly bent left hand, palm toward self, on a level with the breast, and the right hand, same position, on a level with the waist-line; lift the right hand and lower the left (the right on the outside and left inside), at the same time let both hands assume "&" position; the right hand stops when it reaches the height of the face and left reaches the waist-line. XIX,356.102hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=929&refid=long1918
930Long (1918) SPIRIT~NEATHOLY GHOSTHOLY GHOST: Sign "Ghost" and follow with "Holy." Or make "Holy" and "Ghost."102hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=930&refid=long1918
244Michaels (1923) SPIRITGHOSTGHOST: 1. Put the flesh parts between the thumbs and index fingers nearly together. 2. Draw the hands apart near the mouth. 3. Breathe upon the hands and draw them apart, closing the fingers around the thumbs as you do so.63hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=244&refid=michaels1923
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
32Draper (1915) SPIRITN/ATROUBLE BUT 3P-POSS SPIRIT HOPE CONTINUE.3hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&glossid=32
405Erd (1913) SPIRITN/ATO LAND~cl:55(up,spread) PLACE(up) ALL(pitch) SPIRIT GOD(l-hand) END(rf) BLESS, 39hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=erd&glossid=405
415Erd (1913) SPIRITN/AGOING(up,lt) TO(lt) KING~OVER-ALL GO(up)(1-hs,lt) 3P-POSS(up,lt) SUPERIOR SPIRIT40hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=erd&glossid=415
576Hotchkiss (1913) SPIRITN/ATHINK~SUPERIOR EVERY+++ DEAF SPEAK MALE NEED gs:ORDERED-TO-GO(rt-to-lt) GOING(-to-lt) pn:CLERC C-L-E-R-C AND MONEY GIVE(-to-lt) FOR 3P-POSS(lt) TEACH(-to-rt) SO-AS ALL GET UNDERSTAND 3P-POSS(lt) SPIRIT SIGN55hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=576
269McGregor (1913) SPIRITN/ATHAT++(2h) FEEL++(lt_side) SPIRIT BROTHER SPREAD(prog) NOW DAY EXPAND+(prog) DAILY++28hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=269
483McGregor (1913) SPIRIT~FLYN/ADURING ALL-NIGHT 3P-SELF BED cl:55(light-shining,wg-to-1P)~cl:55(shake,shining-from-1P) WAKE-UP(with-wonder) THERE(-to-lt) SEE(lt) SPIRIT(rf)~FLY SIT WRITE+ BOOK YELLOW.45hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=483
524McGregor (1913) SPIRIT~FLYN/ASEE(-to-lt) THERE(lt) SPIRIT(rf)~FLY COME AGAIN; 3P-SELF(lt) GOING(-to-rt) gs:COME-HERE++ SHOW-3P(rt), pose:surprised 51hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=524
148Veditz (1913) SPIRITN/ABUT KNOW NOTHING(2h) ABOUT 3P-POSS-PL(rt-to-lt) MIND+ AND SPIRIT, FEEL, WANT, NEED++.14hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=148
195Veditz (1913) SPIRITN/A3P-SELF-PL(rt-to-ctr_near_body) ADMIT pn:AMERICA DEAF SUPERIOR(l-hand,lt) THAN 3P-SELF-PL(dn,rt-to-ctr) IN MIND+, IN SPIRIT, IN SUCCEED IN WORLD, IN HAPPY+++.18hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=195