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pundit

[ puhn-dit ]
/ ˈpʌn dɪt /
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noun

a learned person, expert, or authority.
a person who makes comments or judgments, especially in an authoritative manner; critic or commentator.

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Origin of pundit

1665–75; <Hindi paṇḍit<Sanskrit paṇḍita learned man, (adj.) learned
pun·dit·ic, adjectivepun·dit·i·cal·ly, adverb
pendant, pendent, pennant, pundit
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British Dictionary definitions for pundit

pundit
/ (ˈpʌndɪt) /

noun

an expert
(formerly) a learned person
Also called: pandit a Brahman learned in Sanskrit and, esp in Hindu religion, philosophy or law
C17: from Hindi pandit, from Sanskrit pandita learned man, from pandita learned
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