pandit

noun
pan·​dit | \ ˈpan-dət How to pronounce pandit (audio) , ˈpən- How to pronounce pandit (audio) \

Definition of pandit

: a wise or learned man in India often used as an honorary title

First Known Use of pandit

circa 1828, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pandit

Hindi paṇḍit, from Sanskrit paṇḍita

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“Pandit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pandit. Accessed 7 Jun. 2020.

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