ASL sign for: brother

Definition: 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.

Related signs: BROTHER-IN-LAW, SISTER.

Sentence example

Gloss: my father "have" [loc-left]one brother [loc-right]three sister.

English equivalent: My father has one brother and three sisters.

Printable for brother

ASL printable for brother