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A·li Ba·ba

 (ä′lē bä′bə, ăl′ē)
n.
A poor woodcutter in the Arabian Nights who gains entrance to the treasure cave of the 40 thieves by saying the magic words "Open, Sesame!"
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Ali Baba

(ˈælɪ ˈbɑːbə)
n
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (in The Arabian Nights' Entertainments) a poor woodcutter who discovers that the magic words "open sesame" will open the doors of the cave containing the treasure of the Forty Thieves
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A•li Ba•ba

(ˈɑ li ˈbɑ bɑ, ˈæl i ˈbæb ə)
n.
the poor woodcutter, hero of a tale in The Arabian Nights' Entertainments, who uses the magic words “Open sesame” to open the door to the cave in which the Forty Thieves have hidden their treasure.
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Therefore I would like to suggest the actual possibility of the influence of the motifs of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, if not the tale proper, on Tolkien's works, provided that we are ready to enlarge our field of enquiry to sources and analogues throughout different geographic and cultural areas in time and space, into what is a very widespread index of motifs.
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