noli me tangere

[ noh-lahy mee tan-juh-ree, noh-lee; Latin noh-lee me tahng-ge-re ]
/ ˈnoʊ laɪ mi ˈtæn dʒə ri, ˈnoʊ li; Latin ˈnoʊ li mɛ ˈtɑŋ gɛˌrɛ /

noun

a person or thing that must not be touched or interfered with.
a picture representing Jesus appearing to Mary Magdalene after his resurrection.
Also no·li-me-tan·ge·re. the touch-me-not.

Origin of noli me tangere

< Latin: do not touch me (Jesus' words to Mary Magdalene)
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