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Type Surname (from nickname)
Usage Indian, Hindi, Odia
Scripts दीक्षित(Hindi) ଦୀକ୍ଷିତ(Odia)
Pronounced Pron. deek-SHIT(Hindi)  [key·IPA]
Other Forms FormsDixit, Diksit, Dikshita, Deekshit

Meaning & History

From Sanskrit दीक्षित (dikshita) meaning "one who is initiated", ultimately from दीक्षा (diksha) meaning "initiation, dedication". The term was historically used to refer to teachers and scholars of the Brahmin caste.
Added 10/12/2017 by leoBeyene2002
Edited 12/14/2020 by HL