Statue of Rodin's The Thinker
An example of to ponder is the action shown by the statue, The Thinker, by Rodin.
Origin of ponderMiddle English ponderen ; from Middle French ponderer ; from Classical Latin ponderare, to weigh ; from pondus (gen. ponderis), weight: see pound
verbpon·dered, pon·der·ing, pon·ders
Origin of ponderMiddle English ponderen, from Old French ponderer, from Latin ponderare, from pondus, ponder-, weight; see (s)pen- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present ponders, present participle pondering, simple past and past participle pondered)