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pandit

[puhn-dit; spelling pronunciation pan-dit] /ˈpʌn dɪt; spelling pronunciation ˈpæn dɪt/
noun
1.
a man in India esteemed for his wisdom or learning: often used as a title of respect.
Also, pundit.
Origin of pandit
1820-1830
1820-30; < Hindi < Sanskrit paṇḍita

Pandit

[puhn-dit] /ˈpʌn dɪt/
noun
1.
Vijaya Lakshmi
[vi-jahy-uh lahk-shmee] /vɪˈdʒaɪ ə ˈlɑk ʃmi/ (Show IPA),
1900–90, Indian stateswoman (sister of Jawaharlal Nehru).
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  • Gyan Babu, son of pandit Vedantavagish, was now our tutor at home.

    My Reminiscences Rabindranath Tagore
  • It was pandit Ramsarvaswa's duty to see to the progress of our Sanskrit.

    My Reminiscences Rabindranath Tagore
  • This was the time when pandit Sashadhar rose into prominence.

    My Reminiscences Rabindranath Tagore
  • They are now construed in terms foreign to the rishi and to the pandit.

  • There is a Tamil proverb “Give an elephant to a pandit, and a cat to a Kuravan.”

British Dictionary definitions for pandit

pandit

/ˈpʌndɪt; spelling pron ˈpændɪt/
noun
1.
(Hinduism) a variant of pundit (sense 3)

Pandit

/ˈpʌndɪt/
noun
1.
Vijaya Lakshmi (vɪˈjaɪə ˈlɑːkʃmɪ). 1900–90, Indian politician and diplomat; sister of Jawaharlal Nehru
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