pundit

Part of speech: noun

A learned Brahmin; any learned man.

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Usage examples "pundit":

  1. The card and the Colonel's own name, and the name of the pundit of the peace together, had their effect, and after a while Tom was dismissed in the Colonel's care. - "Ayala's Angel", Anthony Trollope.
  2. Indeed the pundit in a party that has few facilities for cooking has, as I remember well in one instance, this honour conferred on him on account of his caste being higher than that of those who are with him. - "Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877", James Kennedy.
  3. Narain protested that no pundit, or sahib, or any one else, had passed the threshold since Ram Lal had entered. - "Mr. Isaacs", F. Marion Crawford.