Origins of Magic Words

22 May

After seeing a friend post about Abracadabra on Facebook, I looked into other magic words.

Apparently most “Magic” words have their origin in Religion.

Abracadbra in Hebrew may refer to the Father, the Son & the Holy Spirit.
“Open, Sesame”. Sesame in Hebrew means open in the “name of heaven“.
“Hocus Pocus” is corrupted from the latin for “This Is My Body“.

The exception to the rule is “Presto” which is Italian for quickly.

And now you know. I love Wikipedia, me.


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