[puhn-dit; spelling pronunciation pan-dit]
- a man in India esteemed for his wisdom or learning: often used as a title of respect.
Origin of pandit
1820–30; < Hindi < Sanskrit paṇḍita
- Vi·ja·ya Lak·shmi [vi-jahy-uh lahk-shmee] /vɪˈdʒaɪ ə ˈlɑk ʃmi/, 1900–90, Indian stateswoman (sister of Jawaharlal Nehru).
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Examples from the Web for pandit
Pandit lived in North Potomac, Maryland, for 20 years with his wife and his golden retriever.Remembering the Navy Yard Victims
September 17, 2013
Michael Corbat, the head of Citigroup in Europe, who replaced Pandit on Tuesday.
Pandit told CNBC yesterday that “After five years of accomplishing what we needed to do, it was the right time.”
It could be that Pandit is leaving because he has been weakened by poor leadership and humbling missteps.
And Pandit never ruled with the imperium that used to come with this office.
Gyan Babu, son of Pandit Vedantavagish, was now our tutor at home.
It was Pandit Ramsarvaswa's duty to see to the progress of our Sanskrit.
This was the time when Pandit Sashadhar rose into prominence.
They are now construed in terms foreign to the rishi and to the pandit.India, Its Life and Thought
John P. Jones
There is a Tamil proverb “Give an elephant to a pandit, and a cat to a Kuravan.”Castes and Tribes of Southern India
- Hinduism a variant of pundit (def. 3)
- Vijaya Lakshmi (vɪˈjaɪə ˈlɑːkʃmɪ). 1900–90, Indian politician and diplomat; sister of Jawaharlal Nehru
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