Meaning: three times as much or as many; threefold; having three parts of the same type, or happening three times.
Gloss: TREE/\ IX1-CL:1 TREE/\ IX2 CL:1(ix2)-UP TRIPLE.
English equivalent: This tree is three times taller than that one.
The base hand also functions as a spatial reference to indicate the shorter one while the dominant hand moves up (taller).
Study how spatial reference in ASL works. In English, a speaker uses the determiners, "this" and "that" to indicate two different trees. In ASL, spatial indexing is used for determiners.
Written ASL digit for TRIPLE. [Contributed by ASLwrite, 2020]