noli (s.xiv1)

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noli (s.xiv1)

[ gdw]

[ FEW: 7,174b nolle; Gdf: ; GdfC: 10,206a noli me tangere; TL: ; DEAF: ; DMF:  noli me tangere; TLF:  nolimetangere; OED:  noli me tangere n. and a.; MED:  noli me tangere n.; DMLBS: 1924c nolle ]

The locution is a Latin phrase which literally translates as ‘do not touch me’. The word noli is the imperative form of the Latin verb nolle (DMLBS 1924b-c); see also Anglo-Norman noler.


noli me tangere
1med.pathol.erosive ulceration or cancer of the face
( MS: s.xiv1 )  En[cuntre] le felun que ad colour de saphir que est apelé noli me tangere veez si medicine  30.253
( c.1360-79; MS: s.xivex )  il ad celle enfermeté Que plus s'agregge par toucher; Et pour cela l'en solt nommer Le mal noli me tangere  1518
( MS: s.xv )  Noli me tangere vient en visage de homme e vient de venim de raz et de novel  89.S60
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