Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
March 2, 2024

Search: SURPRISE

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Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
47Higgins (1923) SURPRISEASTONISHASTONISH: Indices and thumbs joined near temples and then suddenly opened and raised. (Surprise).13hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=47&refid=higgins1923
156Long (1918) SURPRISESURPRISESURPRISE: Close the thumb and forefinger of each hand, the rest of the fingers also closed; place them directly in front of the eyes (one at either eye); suddenly open thumbs and forefingers, representing motion of opening the eyes suddenly and show look of surprise. V,79.29hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=156&refid=long1918
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