Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
March 2, 2024

Search: WEIGH

Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
620Higgins (1923) WEIGHPOUNDPOUND: Both hands prone, right index resting on left index and pushing it downward.109hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=620&refid=higgins1923
56Higgins (1923) WEIGH-SCALEBALANCEBALANCE: Thumb and index of both hands joined, fingers pointing outward, and palm towards palm, hands moved up and down alternately as if they were scale pans. (Sentence) (Judge) (Weigh).14hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=56&refid=higgins1923
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
514Long (1918) WEIGHWEIGH (2)WEIGH: Hold the two "F" hands out breast high, as if balancing them and then raise and lower them alternately as if they were the balances of a pair of scales. Or, place the forefinger of the right "G" hand across that of the left "G" hand and let it bend, first on one side and then on the other as if balancing it.62hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=514&refid=long1918
513Long (1918) WEIGH-SCALEWEIGH (1)WEIGH: Hold the two "F" hands out breast high, as if balancing them and then raise and lower them alternately as if they were the balances of a pair of scales. 62hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=513&refid=long1918
1011Long (1918) WEIGH-SCALEIF, WHETHERIF, WHETHER: Bring the "F" hands up in front and balance them up and down like the pans of a pair of scales. XXII,395.110hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=1011&refid=long1918
252Long (1918) WEIGH-SCALE~DECIDEDECIDE, DETERMINE, RENDER JUDGMENT, MAKE UP ONE'S MINDDECIDE, DETERMINE, RENDER JUDGMENT, MAKE UP ONE'S MIND, etc.: After balancing hands as in preceding sign (JUDGE, WEIGH A THING, CONSIDER), bring them to an abrupt stop exactly opposite. Or touch forehead with forefingers, then bring the extended "O" hands down quickly, opposite and on the same level.39hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=252&refid=long1918
465Michaels (1923) WEIGHPOUNDPOUND: 1. Cross the right index over the left index finger. 2. Balance the right finger as if weighing. 3. Hold up the index finger for one: 1 pound; 3 fingers: 3 pounds, etc.102hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=465&refid=michaels1923
327Michaels (1923) WEIGH-SCALEJUDGEJUDGE: 1. Put the tip of the index fingers and thumbs of each hand together. 2. Hold the hands before you and move them up and down one after the other several times.78hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=327&refid=michaels1923
329Michaels (1923) WEIGH-SCALE~DECIDEJUSTJUST: 1. Sign Judge and bring the hands to a sudden pause.79hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=329&refid=michaels1923
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
138Fox (1915) WEIGH-SCALEN/ANOW 1P-IX-PL BIND~MIX IN ONE(rf) LARGE WAR BETWEEN 1P-POSS-PL PEOPLE FOR WEIGH-SCALE PROVE OR THAT(2h) NATION OR(rf) OTHER(rf)~ANY NATION SO-AS SHAPE(rc) SO-AS cl:CC(set-aside,-to-rt) CAN LONG CONTINUE 15hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fox&glossid=138