paró’kṣakāmā hí devā́ḥ

"The Gods love the mysterious"
— Śatapatha Brāhmaṇa
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kn-N ಈ ಬಳಕೆದಾರರಿಗೆ ಕನ್ನಡ ಭಾಷೆ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಮೂಲಭಾಷಿಕರ ಜ್ಞಾನವಿದೆ
kok-N This user has a native understanding of Konkani.
hi-N इस सदस्य को हिन्दी का मातृभाषा के समान ज्ञान है।
mr-2 या सदस्याला मराठी चे मध्यम स्तराचे ज्ञान आहे.
fr-1 Cet utilisateur dispose de connaissances de base en français.
sa-2 एषः सदस्यः माध्यमिक-संस्कृतेन लेखितुं शक्नोति ।
inc-pra-1 𑀏𑀲𑁄 𑀲𑀩𑁆𑀪𑁄 𑀲𑀭𑀮𑁂 𑀧𑀸𑀇𑀅𑀪𑀸𑀲𑁂 𑀚𑁄𑀅𑀤𑀸𑀡𑀁 𑀓𑀸𑀉𑀁 𑀲𑀓𑁆𑀓𑁂𑀇𑁇
ine-pro-1 Só dʰértōr ph₂wóm séneh₂s dn̥ǵʰuh₂és wékʷti.
This user's native script is the Latin alphabet.

This user's native script is Devanagari.
This user has an advanced understanding of Kannada.
This user has an advanced understanding of the Cyrillic alphabet.
This user has an advanced understanding of the Arabic script.

This user has an intermediate understanding of Telugu script.
This user has an intermediate understanding of the Greek alphabet.

This user has an intermediate understanding of the Gujarati script.
ae-1 This user has basic knowledge of Avestan.
Users by language


  • Bhagadatta (Sanskrit: भगदत्त) means "given by God".
  • My name is Madhav Pandit.
  • I'm an admin here and I work mainly in Sanskrit, Middle Indo-Aryan, Konkani, Kannada and Proto-Indo-Iranian.

Wiki workEdit

  • My contributions and some cool stats.
  • The languages I work with are displayed in the box above.
  • Over 95% of my work at wiki are at English Wiktionary; the following are my contributions to other wikis:
    • Hindi Wiktionary: [1]
    • Kannada Wiktionary: [2]
    • Spanish Wiktionary: [3]
    • English Wikipedia: [4]
    • Hindi Wikipedia: [5]
    • Kannada Wikipedia: [6]

Languages and scriptsEdit


  • I am proficient in English and Hindustani (Hindi/Urdu).
    • I speak Standard Hindi and the Deccani dialect (specifically, the Goan variety of the Deccani dialect of Hindustani).
  • I was born to Karnatakan parents who moved to the neighbouring state of Goa before I was born. Consequently, I grew up speaking Kannada at home and Konkani everywhere else. I can comprehend all dialects of Kannada but am most comfortable in:
    • Havigannada
    • Kundagannada
    • Bangalore Kannada
  • Konkani is my second mother tongue and I can understand and speak Marathi too though not as fluently as Konkani.
  • I took French in 8th grade & learnt it for 3 years but my knowledge of spoken French is very, very basic and very, very limited.


Growing up in Goa meant that I would not be educated in Kannada, so I had to teach myself the Kannada script in my teenage years. Excepting the Latin and the Devanagari scripts, all scripts I can read were taught to me by myself.

    • I am most comfortable in the Latin alphabet and I can read and write the Devanagri script quite easily as well.
    • While dealing with the transliterations on the internet, specifically on wiktionary, I taught myself to read the Cyrillic, Arabic and Greek scripts.


  • 7 October, 2016: My first ever Wiktionary edit; made as an IP, it gave the etymology for Sanskrit नाश (nāśa).
  • 5 January, 2017: My first ever Wiktionary entry: Sanskrit उग्र (ugra).
  • 8 May, 2017: After months of editing as an anonymous IP, I registered an account. My username was माधवपंडित.
  • 2 June, 2017: I was made an autopatroller.
  • 19 June, 2018: After editing for more than a year as माधवपंडित, I changed my moniker to Bhagadatta; the account was the same, the username changed.
  • 26 January, 2021: I was made an administrator.

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