The phrase first appears in Antoine Galland's Les Mille et une nuits (1704–1717) as Sésame, ouvre-toi (English, "Sesame, open yourself"). ... Galland's phrase has been variously analyzed from the French into English together "Sesame, Open", "Open, Sesame" and "Open, O Sesame". ...

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Sesame seeds flourish in a seed pod that splits open as soon as it will maturity,<5> and the phrase probably alludes come unlocking that treasures,<6> although the is not particular that the word "sesame" actually describes the sesame tree or seed.<7>

Other theory include:

Sesame is a reduplication of the Hebrew šem 'name', i.e. God or a kabbalistic native representing the Talmudic šem-šamáįm ("shem-shamayim"), 'name of heaven'.<8>

Sesame is linked to Babylonian magic methods which used sesame oil.<9>


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Open Sesame (phrase)

"Open Sesame" (French: Sésame, ouvre-toi) (Arabic: افتح يا سمسم‎) is a magical expression in the story that "Ali Baba and the fourty Thieves" in One Thousand and also One Nights. It opens the mouth of a cavern in which forty thieves have hidden a treasure.

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For comparison, in Italo Calvino's telling of La Bella Venezia, the bandits use the formula, “Apriti, deserto! to open the entrance to their lair.”


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I’ve never heard open says me


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It was in a an extremely nonPC Popeye episode wherein he meets Ali Baba and the 40 thieves


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Op · 2y

I haven’t really either. Sesame simply sounds choose says me lol


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The phrase refers to a peculiarity of the sesame plant. The seed ford ripen all at once and also as the pod dries the buillds up tension. Once the pod finally pops the seed scatter. However if seed hit an additional pod it sets turn off a chain reaction and also the entire bush will to explode in a glorious to explode of opened pods. Tricksters were able to surreptitiously set off the chain reaction by speak “Open Sesame!” and also it appeared to it is in magic.


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Nope.

Also, please note: no Ali Baba, no one Aladdin and also his lamp room actually in the original Arabian nights/ 1001 nights.

Both are developments by Antoine Galland, a Frenchman who was the an initial to translate the original to a european language.

It is amusing, amazing and telling that the two most renowned tales thought to be from Arabia are actually European.

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They to be Syrian stories


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https://youtu.be/miw_Jw7j2sE?t=892


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Good point


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