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 /
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.
Words nearby noli me tangere
Origin of noli me tangere
< Latin: do not touch me (Jesus' words to Mary Magdalene)
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British Dictionary definitions for noli-me-tangere
/ (ˈnəʊlɪˌmeɪˈtæŋɡərɪ) /
a warning against interfering or against touching a person or thing
a work of art depicting Christ appearing to Mary Magdalene after His Resurrection
another name for touch-me-not
a cancerous ulcer affecting soft tissue and bone
Word Origin for noli-me-tangere
from Latin: do not touch me, the words spoken by Christ to Mary Magdalene (Vulgate, John 20:17)
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