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Jan 4, 2017
This week’s theme
Words borrowed from Sanskrit

This week’s words
brahmin
avatar
pundit
swami
karma

Pundit Ravi Shankar
Pundit Ravi Shankar
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Bill O'Reilly
TV pundit Bill O’Reilly

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pundit or pandit

PRONUNCIATION:
(PUN-dit)

MEANING:
noun:
1. A learned person.
2. A person who offers commentary or judgments as an expert on a certain topic.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Hindi pandit, from Sanskrit pandita (learned). Earliest documented use: 1661.

USAGE:
“According to a top psychologist, the brain starts working the moment you’re born and never stops until you become a TV football pundit.”
Grant Us Mercy; Daily Record (Glasgow, UK); Oct 22, 2003.

See more usage examples of pundit in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humor. -Max Eastman, journalist and poet (4 Jan 1883-1969)

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