noli-me-tangere


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no·li-me-tan·ge·re

 (nō′lē-mē-tăn′jə-rē, nō′lī-)
n.
1. A warning or prohibition against meddling, touching, or interfering.
2. A representation of Jesus appearing to Mary Magdalene after his resurrection.

[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.]
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noli-me-tangere

(ˈnəʊlɪˌmeɪˈtæŋɡərɪ)
n
1. a warning against interfering or against touching a person or thing
2. (Art Terms) a work of art depicting Christ appearing to Mary Magdalene after His Resurrection
3. (Plants) another name for touch-me-not
4. (Pathology) a cancerous ulcer affecting soft tissue and bone
[from Latin: do not touch me, the words spoken by Christ to Mary Magdalene (Vulgate, John 20:17)]
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noli-me-tangere

A Latin phrase meaning do not touch me, used to mean a picture showing Jesus appearing to Mary Magdelene after his resurrection.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.noli-me-tangere - a cancerous ulcer of soft tissue and bone
ulceration - a circumscribed inflammatory and often suppurating lesion on the skin or an internal mucous surface resulting in necrosis of tissue
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