American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A Brahman scholar or learned man.
- n. Used as a title of respect for a learned man in India.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as pundit.
- n. an honorary title in India giving a person status as a learned man or scholar.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Same as pundit.
- Hindi paṇḍit, from Sanskrit paṇḍitaḥ; see pundit. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Pundit actually comes from the Hindi term pandit, which in turn is derived from the Sanskrit word pandita, meaning "learned".”
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