Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 21, 2024


Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
60Higgins (1923) WATER~BAPTIZEBAPTISTBAPTIST: Both "A" hands horizontal, thumbs upward, turned over to the side and plunged tandem wise down into the water and up again -- sometimes the first half of the above sign (BAPTISM) is prefixed to this sign.15hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=60&refid=higgins1923
924Long (1918) WATER~BAPTIZEBAPTIZEBAPTIZE: Make sign for "water," then make motion of sprinking water on the forehead; or (2) bring the "A" hands toward the right and make motion of immersing imaginary person. For BAPTIST make second sign for "baptize" and "-er" to indicate the person. XIX,361.101hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=924&refid=long1918
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