Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
March 2, 2024

Search: SUPERIOR

BOOKS:
Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
152Higgins (1923) SUPERIORCHIEFCHIEF: Right vertical "A" hand, thumb upward, elevated at side. (High) (Prominent) (Most of all).30hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=152&refid=higgins1923
287Higgins (1923) SUPERIORERER (to form comparative degree): Slightly elevated "A" hand, thumb upward. 54hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=287&refid=higgins1923
288Higgins (1923) SUPERIORESTEST (to form superlative): "A" hand, thumb upward, elevated higher than for comparative. (These last two signs are added to the adjective according to the degree desired.)54hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=288&refid=higgins1923
1000Higgins (1923) TBDSUPERIOR"Ruler."158hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=1000&refid=higgins1923
637Long (1918) SUPERIORHIGH, PROMINENTHIGH, PROMINENT: Holding the "A" hand out in front from the side, slowly lift it to a height above the head. XII,251.74hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=637&refid=long1918
1067Long (1918) SUPERIOR~BISHOPARCHBISHOPARCHBISHOP: Right "A" hand is raised to about the level of the forehead. Follow with the sign for "Bishop." (Chief-bishop.)119hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=1067&refid=long1918
1098Long (1918) SUPERIOR~FEMALEEVEEVE: The thumb point of the right "A" hand is thrown upwards and touches the right cheek, indicating the first woman. XXIX,438.120hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=1098&refid=long1918
FILMS:
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
252Cloud (1913) SUPERIORN/ABUT D-E L-E-P-E-E WHO ESTABLISH TEACH DEAF WORLD MUST WORTH HAVE ONE SUPERIOR HONOR KNOW~STAY FROM(rf)1P-IX-PL THAN 1P-IX-PL HAVE NOW.12hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=cloud&glossid=252
414Erd (1913) SUPERIORN/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=414
196Fox (1915) SUPERIORN/ABUT IN(rf) ONE SUPERIOR UNDERSTAND 1P-IX-PL CANT+ GIVE-GIFT~cl:CC(set-aside,rt)18hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fox&glossid=196
52Hubbard (1913) SUPERIORN/AJ-A-M-E-S A G-A-R-F-I-E-L-D 3P-POSS LIVE FULL LIKE HAPPEN++ FROM cl-d:B++(small-height) POOR GOING SUPERIOR+ RESPONSIBILITY MUCH.7hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hubbard&glossid=52
189Veditz (1913) SUPERIORN/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=189
206Veditz (1913) SUPERIORN/AAND 3P-SELF-PL(rt-to-ctr) ADMIT THAT+(2h) SUPERIOR(lt) SHOW THANKYOU(2h,lt) TO WHAT, TO ONE THING, 1P-IX-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) ALLOW+ USE(1h) SIGN IN 1P-POSS-PL(arc-to-1P) SCHOOL.19hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=206