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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PUNDIT

We had to deliver over the province of Kanchanpur to the Pundit.

See that the rich province of Kanchanpur is settled on the Pundit.

Lopez thanked the pundit and gave him sixpence,—which made the pundit suspicious.

Pundit is the only conversible person on board; and he, poor soul!

The time I have given to it would have made me a pundit, if I had gone to work reasonably.'

But the spirit was afloat, and the words of the pundit were of no avail.

No European had ever seen Nganglaring-tso before, nor any pundit.

I sought out a pundit for aid in my stumbling interpretation.

I thanked the pundit, and entrained immediately for Tarakeswar.

"But to the Khan himself there must be no harm done," said the Pundit.

WORD ORIGIN

1670s, "learned Hindu," especially one versed in Sanskrit lore, from Hindi payndit "a learned man, master, teacher," from Sanskrit payndita-s "a learned man, scholar," of uncertain origin. Broader application in English is first recorded 1816. Related: Punditry.

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