ASL sign for PASS AWAY


Definition: To die.

This word is an euphemism for "die" in English. An euphemism in ASL, that is equivalent to "pass away", would be "GONE" (same sign as MISSING). But, ASL culture is more of a directness so the sign DIE with respectful tone is maintained.

Gloss: MY MOTHER IX1 DIED LONG-AGO BUT IX-me ALWAYS STILL FEEL IX1 EXIST/PRESENT-AROUND IX-here HOUSE.

English equivalent: Even though my mother passed away years ago, I still feel her presence in this home.


Related signs: DIE/DEATH.