LAKAMBINI

LAKAMBINI

This is a very beautiful-sounding native Tagalog word.

lakambini
muse

Kapatiran ng mga Lakambining Maybahay
Sisterhood of Nurturing Chieftains

lakambining biniyayaan ng di-matingkalang kagandahan
muse blessed with incomprehensible beauty

The male equivalent is the word Lakan.


Lakambining pintakasi ng gaya kong anak-dukha,
paralumang hingian ko ng ilaw ng aking diwa;
sa dibdib mo ay dukutin ang mayuming panyong sutla’t
basbasan mo ang pawis ko’t pahirin mo yaring luha…

— mula sa Talambuhay ni Lope K. Santos


Lakambini is also a brand name in the Philippines for a line of clothing.

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