from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A Brahman scholar or learned man.
  • n. Used as a title of respect for a learned man in India.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. an honorary title in India giving a person status as a learned man or scholar.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as pundit.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as pundit.


Hindi paṇḍit, from Sanskrit paṇḍitaḥ; see pundit.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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