SINISIKANGAN

Not a common word in Filipino conversation.
It appears in literary works.

 

 

root word: sikangan, a crosspiece between posts of a house

 


sinisikangan
gagging someone


sikangan
to muzzle, choke, muffle, quiet, silence



sikangan
to open someone's mouth and put a wedge between the jaws to keep them from closing shut
 


sikangan
to place a transverse piece across or between




This famous excerpt is from Florante at Laura:

At ang balang bibig na binubukalan
ng sabing magaling at katotohanan
agad binibiyak at sinisikangan
ng kalis ng lalong dustang kamatayan.