pandit

[ puhn-dit; spelling pronunciation pan-dit ]
/ ˈpʌn dɪt; spelling pronunciation ˈpæn dɪt /

noun

a man in India esteemed for his wisdom or learning: often used as a title of respect.

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Origin of pandit

1820–30; <Hindi <Sanskrit paṇḍita

Definition for pandit (2 of 2)

Pandit
[ puhn-dit ]
/ ˈpʌn dɪt /

noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for pandit (1 of 2)

pandit
/ (ˈpʌndɪt, spelling pron ˈpændɪt) /

noun

Hinduism a variant of pundit (def. 3)

British Dictionary definitions for pandit (2 of 2)

Pandit
/ (ˈpʌndɪt) /

noun

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