Noli-me-tangere meaning

nōlē-mē-tănjə-rē, nōlī-
A warning or prohibition against meddling, touching, or interfering.
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A representation of Jesus appearing to Mary Magdalene after his resurrection.
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A warning against touching or meddling.
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Origin of noli-me-tangere

  • Late 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 me Latin tangere to touch

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition