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.

Since we have two variants -

PUNPIT - the seed of the next bit of clever wordplay

SPUNDIT - what Meadowlark Lemon did to the basketball

PANDIST - a devotée of Hsing-Hsing and Ling-Ling and that ilk