Historical Sign Language Database
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March 2, 2024

Search: THINK

Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
774Higgins (1923) THINKTHINKTHINK: Right index tip, palm inward, applied to midddle of forehead. (Consider). (Meditation: The index tip of above sign moved around on the forehead.)136hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=774&refid=higgins1923
658Higgins (1923) THINK~DECIDERESOLVERESOLVE: Right index tip to forehead, palm inward, and then "Balance" without the up and down movement. (Decide) (Sentence) (Condemn) (Determine) (Render judgement). (Make up one's mind).116hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=658&refid=higgins1923
775Higgins (1923) THINK~DEEPTHINK DEEPLYTHINK DEEPLY: "Think" and then right inverted index stuck down through fingers of left prone hand. (Science) (Deep Wisdom).136hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=775&refid=higgins1923
581Higgins (1923) THINK~HOLDORIGINALORIGINAL (In thought): Right index tip to the forehead and then hand closed before the forehead. (Invent).103hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=581&refid=higgins1923
407Higgins (1923) THINK~HOPEHOPEHOPE: Right index tip to forehead for "Think" then both bent hands tandem to one side, palms opposite directions, fingers bending as if beckoning. (Expect).74hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=407&refid=higgins1923
17Higgins (1923) THINK~SAMEAGREEAGREE: "Think" and "Same" signed together in succession. Right index tip to forehead for "Think" and prone indices horizontal and side by side for "Same." 7hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=17&refid=higgins1923
71Higgins (1923) THINK~SAMEBECOMINGBECOMING (suitable): Indices extended upward near the shoulders and then brought down to horizontal, toward object spoken of, indices remaining parallel throughout -- idea is "agree."17hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=71&refid=higgins1923
656Higgins (1923) THINK~STAYREMEMBERREMEMBER: Right index tip to forehead for "Think" then both "A" hands horizontal, palms inward, and right thumb holds down left thumb. (Memory) (Memorize).115hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=656&refid=higgins1923
208Long (1918) THINK~CRAZYCRAZYCRAZY: Place the forefinger of one hand on the forehead as in "think," then bring it away, at the same time bringing the other forefinger up so the two will point toward each other, up and down, and whirl them in opposite directions indicating the "wheels in the head." VI,112.34hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=208&refid=long1918
494Long (1918) THINK~GOALASPIRE, AIM TOWARDASPIRE, AIM TOWARD SECURING AN OBJECT: Place the end of the forefinger of the right hand at the side of the forehead just above the eye, and hold the left "G" hand out, forefinger pointing upward; bring the right forefinger away from the forehead and carry it to and strike the end of the left forefinger with its end. This also indicates purpose.61hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=494&refid=long1918
259Long (1918) THINK~HABITHABITHABIT, "Mental slavery": Forefinger at forehead as in "think," then bring "S" hands down, wrists one above the other, expressing the idea of the mind or will being bound. VII,140.39hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=259&refid=long1918
187Long (1918) THINK~OPPOSITEDIFFER, DISAGREEDIFFER, DISAGREE: Place the end of the right "G" hand at center of forehead as in "think," then bring the right hand down and the left "G" hand up and out toward the left, bringing the two sharply to a stop with ends of fingers directly opposite, that is, pointing toward each other--at "dagger's points."32hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=187&refid=long1918
185Long (1918) THINK~TRUSTFAITH, CONFIDENCE, TRUSTFAITH, CONFIDENCE, TRUST: Place the end of the right "G" finger at center of forehead (or on lips) as in "believe," then lifting left open hand outward and upward, hang the right hand on it by the end of the fingers. Or, (2) Instead of bringing the hands together as described, raise both slightly toward the left, upward, with the left higher than the right, and make motion of firmly grasping something held toward you.32hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=185&refid=long1918
251Long (1918) THINK~WEIGH-SCALEJUDGE, WEIGH A THING, CONSIDERJUDGE, WEIGH A THING, CONSIDER, etc.: Place end of finger in center of forehead as in "think," then with hands assuming "F" position, balance them on either side as if they were the two sides of a pair of scales. VII,136.39hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=251&refid=long1918
189Long (1918) THINKINGTHINKTHINK: Place the end of the "G" forefinger upon the center of the forehead and move it a little with a circular motion. VI,97.33hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=189&refid=long1918
117Michaels (1923) THINK~CHANGETO CHANGE THE MINDTO CHANGE THE MIND: 1. Touch the forehead with the tip of the index finger. 2. Sign the change.40hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=117&refid=michaels1923
140Michaels (1923) THINK~CRAZYCRAZYCRAZY: 1. Touch the forehead with the index finger. 2. Move the finger in a circle over the forehead two or three times.45hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=140&refid=michaels1923
572Michaels (1923) THINKING~KNOW~THINKINGTHINKTHINK: 1. Put the index finger of the right hand to the forehead. 2. Rub the finger around in a small circle several times. 3. Show a thoughtful expression.122hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=572&refid=michaels1923
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
75Draper (1915) THINKN/A3P-SELF THINKING ABOUT(rf) THAT(2h), THINK ABOUT(rf) COLLEGE DEAF NEW++. 9hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&glossid=75
155Draper (1915) THINKN/ANOW FEEL+ THINK APPRECIATE AGREE(-to-rt) WITH THAT(1h,rt) DECIDE.18hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=draper&glossid=155
126Erd (1913) THINKN/Apose:pacing TROUBLE THINK(circ,1x) H-I-A-W-A-T-H-A FAR++(pitch,-to-rt) GO-AWAY(-to-rt) AMONG(rt) TREE(arc,rt) 13hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=erd&glossid=126
238Gallaudet (1910) THINK~SUPERIORN/AAND MORE THINK~SUPERIOR ALL-OVER VERY BEAUTIFUL C-O-U-N-T-R-Y23hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=238
336Gallaudet (1910) THINK~SUPERIORN/AWALK cl-trace:1(walkway,-to-rt) NEAR(-to-X) MIND~SPIN SOME(rep2x) THINK~SUPERIOR FEEL(2h) FEAR FALL(2h,rt) IN LIQUID-CLASS~cl-d:55(ocean,-to-rt) cl-d-trace:B(path-dn,-to-rt)32hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=336
702Gallaudet (1910) THINK~SUCCEEDN/AAND(l-hand) 3P-SELF(rc) HAVE A MALE~BORN VERY THINK~SUCCEED FOR LEAVE-FROM(-to-rt) 3P-POSS EAT~BED RELATED(ctr-to-lt) T-H-E D-O-O-N-E-S CLASS(l-hand,lt)62hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=702
964Gallaudet (1910) THINK~HOPEN/A1P-IX THINK~HOPE 1P-POSS STORY ABOUT T-H-E L-O-R-N-A D-O-O-N-E C-O-U-N-T-R-Y TEMPT 2P-IX-PL ALL FOR READ BOOK83hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=964
996Gallaudet (1910) THINKN/A2P-IX-PL THINK 1P-IX A L-O-A-F-E-R NOW87hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=996
1022Gallaudet (1910) THINK~HOPEN/ATRUE 1P-IX LEAVE(-from-lt) FROM COLLEGE BUT 1P-POSS HEART CONTINUE(1h,l-hand) gs:WARM-HAND~ENTHUSIASTIC FOR DEAF AND THINK~HOPE 1P-IX FIND(l-hand) WAY(rep) FOR HELP(rep) DEAF IN pn:AMERICA ALL-OVER FROM-THEN-ON. 90hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=gallaudet&glossid=1022
25Hotchkiss (1913) THINK~SUPERIORN/A1P-POSS FIRST~MOST SHOW-1P HONOR(1h) THINK~SUPERIOR 1P-IX OLD(2h), 1P-IX RELATED WITH(rf) OLD(2h) MOST SCHOOL FOR DEAF THAT(1h) pn:GALLAUDET ESTABLISH IN pn:HARTFORD fs:CONN LONG PAST NEAR ONE-HALF A C-E-N-T-U-R-Y4hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=25
286Hotchkiss (1913) THINK~GOALN/A1P-IX-PL(1P-to-arc-to-1P) LIVE THINK~GOAL++ EAT+++(2h-alt)26hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hotchkiss&glossid=286
555Hotchkiss (1913) THINK~SUPERIORN/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=555
134Hubbard (1913) THINK~GOALN/APRESIDENT OVER-ALL 3P-SELF(false-start), PRESIDENT OVER-ALL 3P-SELF PICK-FROM+(ctr-to-lt) THINK~GOAL PRESIDENT 14hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=hubbard&glossid=134
13McGregor (1912) THINKN/AFEMALE~FANCY(r-hand) MALE~FANCY(l-hand) HERE, ALWAYS WHEN 1P-IX HEAR ABOUT R-E-S-T-O-R-E-D T-O S-O-C-I-E-T-Y DEAF, THINK ABOUT pn:IRELAND 3P-POSS(rt) F-L-E-A. 1hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_flea&glossid=13
42McGregor (1912) THINKN/Abs:-to-ctr MAYBE 1P-IX-PL(1P-arc-3P) THINK FEMALE DET-IX(lt) STUPID(int).7hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_cake&glossid=42
169McGregor (1913) THINK~SUPERIORN/ATHINK~SUPERIOR DURING THAT(1h) TIME-PERIOD, WORLD SEEM(2h) LARGE(int) PEOPLE FEEL FAR(int,r-hand-to-rt) FAR(l-hand-to-lt) FAR(r-hand-to-rc) FEEL(1x) MINGLE CANT+++.19hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=169
348McGregor (1913) THINK~SUPERIORN/AALL(int) 1P-POSS-PL BROTHER IN TROUBLE NEED+ HELP(-to-rt) DET-IX(at_X) THINK~SUPERIOR 1P-IX-PL KNOW WHAT+ HARM 3P-IX(rt) HARM-1P 1P-IX-PL, ANY HELP(-to-rt) 3P-IX(rt) HELP-1P 1P-IX 35hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=348
468McGregor (1913) THINK~TROUBLEN/AAGO MALE ONE GOOD SLEEP ALL-NIGHT PEACE~QUIET THINK~TROUBLE NOTHING BECAUSE 3P-SELF HAVE OPPOSITE+ NOTHING 44hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=468
541McGregor (1913) THINK~SUPERIORN/ANAME+ 2P-POSS(rt) FIRST(1h) LEAD fs:OF ALL MALE(rep_internal_mov) GOD LOVE THINK~SUPERIOR 2P-SELF(rt) LOVE ALL MALE52hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=mcgregor_sermon&glossid=541
135Veditz (1913) THINKN/ABUT APPRECIATE~BETTER LISTEN(lt) TO UNFAIR FEEL~ROCK REQUIRE PEOPLE THAT(1h) THINK KNOW ALL ABOUT TEACH+ DEAF;13hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=veditz&glossid=135