Sesam öffne dich

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German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From its use in Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, translating French Sésame, ouvre-toi in Antoine Galland's version of the Ali Baba story in the One Thousand and One Nights, possibly based on an oral Arabic source.

Phrase[edit]

Sesam, öffne dich!

  1. open sesame!