Skip to main content

Where does the word pundit come from?

From the Hindi/Sanskrit word 'pandit'. 

Pandit/Pundit originally meant someone knowledgeable in the (Hindu) religion. Now generally refers to an expert in a particular field. Examples include football pundits, political pundit etc.

From the English FAQ Teaching Pack  (£2.99)

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

What is Globish?

Globish is a term invented by a French business man, Jean-Paul Nerriere, to describe the form English used as a lingua franca or common world language.

Top 10 words with the most entries in the Oxford English Dictionary?

Here are the words with the most separate entries in the OED: