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The word "sesame" is pronounced as "se" "suh" "mee", with 3 syllables. Why is it not pronounced as "se" "same", with 2 syllables?

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The pronounciation is derived from the French original term which entered Middle English at the beginning of the 15th century:

1425; Middle English sisamie, from Middle French sisame, learned borrowing from Latin sīsamum, variant of sēsama, from Ancient Greek σήσαμον (sḗsamon, “sesame seed”),

(Wiktionary)

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Due to its origin :

According to Oxford , sesame

Late Middle English: via Latin from Greek sēsamon, sēsamē; compare with Arabic simsim.

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