root word: kisig, meaning ‘refined grace’


Makikisig ang mga lalaki.
The men are so dashing.

the state of being dashing
one’s elegance

Makisig is a popular native Tagalog name in the Philippines.

Makisig Morales is the name of a Filipino child star. He is the lead singer of the boy band Mak and the Dudes.

There is an award-winning Filipino children’s story titled Makisig, the Little Hero of Mactan. It is based on the events surrounding the death of Ferdinand Magellan on the island of Cebu in 1521.

Ang Munting Bayani ng Mactan ni Gemma Cruz
The Little Hero of Mactan by Gemma Cruz (1964)

convulsive spasm

kisig sa binti
leg cramp