Pandit definition

pŭn-
A Brahman scholar or learned man.
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An honorary title in India giving a person status as a learned man or scholar.
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Used as a title of respect for a learned man in India.
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In India, a Brahman who is learned in Sanskrit and in Hindu philosophy, law, and religion.
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A title of respect for such a person.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
pandit
Plural:
pandits

Origin of pandit

  • Hindi paṇḍit from Sanskrit paṇḍitaḥ pundit

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition