noli me tangereno·li-me-tan·ge·re
- a warning against touching or meddling
Origin of noli me tangereL, literally , touch me not
- A warning or prohibition against meddling, touching, or interfering.
- A representation of Jesus appearing to Mary Magdalene after his resurrection.
Origin of noli-me-tangereLate Latin nōlī mē tangere do not touch me (Jesus' words to Mary Magdalene, John 20:17) Latin nōlī do not imperative of nōlle to be unwilling Latin mē me Latin tangere to touch