Just a bit confused about this translation: 'noli te vexare', from the full sentence: 'ecce! tertia hora noctis redii. noli te vexare.'
Initially, I translated it to mean "you don't [have] to worry" then, I thought it may have been "don't you worry OR don't worry" then I thought maybe it conveys something more like "I do not [want] to worry you"
now I'm unsure of all of them. Any super-quick, yet greatly appreciated, help out there?
Noli is imperative, literally, "don't want", but it's used with infinitives in negative commands, i.e., prohibitions, as a negative infinitive. Thus, noli te vexare means "don't disturb yourself," i.e., "don't get upset," "don't worry."
Since I'm still beginning my Latin journey, I lack the confidence to interpret sentences; I doubt myself a lot. I'm also an extramural student, so don't get the opportunity to process ideas with other students, so I really appreciate you taking the time to help.