Definition of pedanda in English:

pedanda

(also padanda)

noun

  • In Bali: a Brahmin priest.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Stamford Raffles (1781–1826), colonial governor and founder of Singapore. From Balinese pedanda, lit. ‘staff-bearer’, ultimately from Sanskrit daṇḍa rod, staff.

Pronunciation

pedanda

/pəˈdandə/