Meaning: A male sibling.
Phonological variation: "L" handshape or "from 10 on the forehead to L on the hand", and a few other variants.
Etymology: This sign originally came from the compound sign BOY+SAME which was assimilated into a single sign.
[Note: ASL writing is not an official standard. This sign language writing remains in a state of open space to allow room for experiment, evolution, and improvement.]
The modern ASL sign for BROTHER. ASL digit written by Todd Hicks.
The older ASL sign for BROTHER.
ASL digit written and contributed by Adrean Clark in the ASLwrite community, 2017.
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