Definition of noli me tangere in English:

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noli me tangere

Pronunciation: /ˈnōlē ˌmā ˈtäNGɡəˌrā/


1A warning or prohibition against meddling or interference.
1.1A painting representing the appearance of Jesus to Mary Magdalen at the sepulcher (John 20:17).
Example sentences
  • Michelangelo eventually executed a cartoon for a Noli Me Tangere: two preparatory studies for this cartoon and a pictorial version attributed by some scholars to Pontormo are in Casa Buonarroti’s collections.
2 another term for touch-me-not.


Latin, literally 'do not touch me'.

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Syllabification: no·li me tan·ge·re

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