Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 26, 2024

Search: WASH

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Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
821Higgins (1923) WASHWASHWASH: Both "A" hands as if rubbing clothes in water. (Wash hands: natural sign) (Bathe: "Wash" and "Body").144hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=821&refid=higgins1923
506Long (1918) WASHWASHWASH: Rub the "A" hands, fingers across fingers, as one does in rubbing clothes in the wash. If it is to wash the hands or face simply imitate these actions in natural signs.62hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=506&refid=long1918
630Michaels (1923) WATER~WASHWASHWASH: 1. Make the sign of water, and go through motion of washing the face and hands. To wash clothes: Go through motion of washing or rubbing on the knuckles, or a washboard as an old woman does in washing clothes.133hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=630&refid=michaels1923
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