来自拉丁语 sesamum,芝麻，来自希腊语 sesamon,芝麻。
- sesame (n.)
- early 15c., probably from Middle French sisame and directly from Latin sesamum (nominative sesama), from Greek sesamon (Doric sasamon) "seed or fruit of the sesame plant," a very early borrowing via Phoenician from Late Babylonian *shawash-shammu (compare Assyrian shamash-shammu "sesame," literally "oil-seed"). First as a magic password in 1785 translation of Galland's "Mille et une nuits," where it opens the door of the thieves' den in "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves." Phrase open sesame current since about 1826.
- 1. I've put some sesame crackers in the oven to bake.
- 2. Academic success is not always an open sesame to a well-paid job.
- 3. A sesame stalk puts forth blossoms notch by notch, higher and higher.
- 4. It is a Christmas message from the head of Sesame, an independent financial adviser.
- 5. Old Cheng picked a sesame seed from between his teeth.
来自汉英文学 - 骆驼祥子
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