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pun·dit

 (pŭn′dĭt)
n.
1. A source of opinion; a critic: a political pundit.
2. A learned person.
3. Hinduism Variant of pandit.

[Hindi paṇḍit, learned man, from Sanskrit paṇḍitaḥ, learned, scholar, perhaps of Dravidian origin.]

pun′dit·ry n.

pundit

(ˈpʌndɪt)
n
1. an expert
2. (Education) (formerly) a learned person
3. (Hinduism) 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]

pun•dit

(ˈpʌn dɪt)

n.
1. a learned person; an expert or authority.
2. a person who makes comments or judgments in an authoritative manner.
3. pandit.
[1665–75; < Hindi paṇḍit < Skt paṇḍita learned man, (adj.) learned]
pun′dit•ry, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pundit - someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field
polymath - a person of great and varied learning
bookman, scholar, scholarly person, student - a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines

pundit

noun expert, guru, maestro, buff (informal), boffin (Brit. informal), wonk (informal), fundi (S. African), one of the cognoscenti, (self-appointed) expert or authority a well-known political pundit

pundit

noun
A usually elderly person noted for wisdom, knowledge, and judgment:
Translations
odborníkučenecvzdělanec
panditstručnjakučenjakznanstvenik
írástudópanditspecialistaszakértő

pundit

[ˈpʌndɪt] Nexperto/a m/f

pundit

[ˈpʌndɪt] npontemgrand ponte m

pundit

n (lit)Pandit m; (fig)Experte m, → Expertin f

pundit

[ˈpʌndɪt] n (iro) → esperto/a, sapientone/a
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