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 n&omacron;l&imacron; m&emacron; tangere, do not touch me (Jesus' words to Mary Magdalene, John 20:17) : Latin n&omacron;l&imacron;, do not, imperative of n&omacron;lle, to be unwilling + Latin m&emacron;, me + Latin tangere, to touch.