punditic

pundit

[puhn-dit]
noun
1.
a learned person, expert, or authority.
2.
a person who makes comments or judgments, especially in an authoritative manner; critic or commentator.

Origin:
1665–75; < Hindi paṇḍit < Sanskrit paṇḍita learned man, (adj.) learned

punditic, adjective
punditically, adverb

pendant, pendent, pennant, pundit.


1. sage, guru, savant.
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pundit (ˈpʌndɪt)
 
n
1.  an expert
2.  (formerly) a learned person
3.  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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pundit
1672, "learned Hindu," especially one versed in Sanskrit lore, from Hindi payndit "a learned man, master, teacher," from Skt. payndita-s "a learned man, scholar," of unknown origin. Broader application in Eng. is first recorded 1816.
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