Ali Baba

a) A fictional character featured in Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves of The Arabian Nights, famous for his encounter with the Forty Thieves and their treasure trove cave that opens on the command "open sesame".
b) An extremely lucky person, especially one who acquires a large fortune by luck or by chance.

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  • Alí Babá — por Maxfield Parrish (1909). Alí Babá (árabe علي بابا, persa علی‌بابا , turco Ali Baba) es un personaje de ficción descrito en el cuento de aventuras Alí Babá y los cuarenta ladrones, perteneciente a Las mil y una noches. Algunos críticos creen… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Ali Baba — héros d un conte des Mille et Une Nuits. Il découvre le trésor des 40 voleurs caché dans une caverne que la formule magique ( Sésame, ouvre toi ) lui ouvrit …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Ali Baba — [ä΄lē bä′bə, al΄ē bab′ə] n. in The Arabian Nights, a poor woodcutter who accidentally discovers the treasure of a band of forty thieves in a cave: he makes the door of the cave open by saying “Open sesame!” …   English World dictionary

  • Ali Baba — For other uses, see Ali Baba (disambiguation). Ali Baba by Maxfield Parrish (1909) Ali Baba (Arabic: علي بابا‎ ʿAli Bāba) is a fictional character from medieval Arabic literature. He is described in the adventure tale of Ali Baba and the Forty… …   Wikipedia

  • Ali Baba — Ein kleines Titelbild von dem Engländer H. Granville Feil anno 1895 Ali Baba (arabisch ‏علي بابا‎) ist eine Figur der 270. Geschichte aus der Geschichtensammlung Tausendundeine Nacht, die den Titel Ali Baba und die vierzig Räuber (arab. Ali… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ali Baba — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Ali et Baba. Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Le personnage fictif Ali Baba est : un personnage stéréotype du monde arabe, une chanson de Carlos,… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ali Baba — Al|i Ba|ba the main character in a story called Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, from The Arabian Nights. Ali Baba sees 40 thieves enter a secret ↑cave (=a large hole in the side of a cliff or under the ground) by saying the magic words Open… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ALI BABA —    See BABA, ALI …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Ali Baba — noun Date: 1812 a woodcutter in the Arabian Nights Entertainments who enters the cave of the Forty Thieves by using the password Sesame …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Ali Baba — /ah lee bah bah, al ee bab euh/ 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 had hidden their treasure. * * * …   Universalium

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