Historical Sign Language Database
Georgetown University
February 24, 2024

Search: WISE

BOOKS:
Entry ID Book Source Reference Gloss Author’s gloss Description Page URL
846Higgins (1923) WISEWISEWISE: Right index of prone hand bent and pointing down into the forehead. (Wisdom) (Intellectual) (Intelligence) (Genius).148hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=846&refid=higgins1923
195Long (1918) WISEWISEWISE: Crook the right "G" forefinger and lift the hand to the forehead; place the end of the finger at the top of the center and move it downward across the forehead. VI,103.33hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=195&refid=long1918
196Long (1918) WISE~DEEPSCIENCE, DEEP WISDOMSCIENCE, or to indicate DEEP WISDOM: Place the forefinger as in "think" or in "wise," hold the left hand out in front of you with fingers extended and loosely apart; bring the end of the right forefinger from the head and pierce it through or between the fingers of the hand, indicating that the wisdom goes down deep. VI,104.33hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=196&refid=long1918
657Michaels (1923) WISEWISEWISE: 1. Touch the forehead with the point of the index finger. 2. Hook the finger and move it up and down in front of and near the forehead. 3. Have a grave look.138hsldb.georgetown.edu/books/book-window.php?id=657&refid=michaels1923
FILMS:
Tag ID Signer(Year) Reference Gloss   Context Segment URL
35Cloud (1913) WISEN/A3P-SELF PASS-DOWN(rf) FANCY PEOPLE, RICH HAVE, LEARN WISE HAVE SOUL STRONG LOVE FEEL~PITY(2h) FOR(rf) PEOPLE, AND WITH EVERY++(linear) HOPE FOR(rf) GLORY SUCCEED IN ANY WORK WANT+, 2hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=cloud&glossid=35
83Fay (1913) WISEN/ADET-IX(lt) NAME FAMOUS SPECIAL ONE WHY~SUPERIOR(2h) EMPEROR~OVER-ALL~AGENT NEGATIVE, BUT SO-AS MALE~cl-d:B(height) INTELLIGENT~INTELLIGENT(int), WISE, ENTHUSIASTIC, KIND, LOVE 3P-POSS(lt) PEOPLE~CLASS DO MUCH PROGRESS 3P-POSS(lt) NATION DURING YEAR+ FIFTY-EIGHT 3P-IX(lt) CONTINUE EMPEROR~OVER-ALL~AGENT.6hsldb.georgetown.edu/films/tablefilm.php?source=fay&glossid=83