encyclopaedia

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

encyclopaedia (plural encyclopaedias or encyclopaediae)

  1. (chiefly Britain, Australia) Alternative spelling of encyclopedia

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Latin[edit]

Latin Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia la

Etymology[edit]

From Renaissance Ancient Greek ἐγκυκλοπαιδεία (enkuklopaideía, education in the circle of arts and sciences), a mistaken univerbated form of ἐγκύκλιος παιδείᾱ (enkúklios paideíā, education in the circle of arts and sciences), from ἐγκύκλιος (enkúklios, circular) + παιδείᾱ (paideíā, child-rearing, education). This spelling seems to have been first used by Paul Skalich in 1559, although the spelling encyclopedia goes back to at least 1517, with a work by Johannes Aventinus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

encyclopaedīa f (genitive encyclopaedīae); first declension

  1. (New Latin) encyclopedia

Declension[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative encyclopaedīa encyclopaedīae
genitive encyclopaedīae encyclopaedīārum
dative encyclopaedīae encyclopaedīīs
accusative encyclopaedīam encyclopaedīās
ablative encyclopaedīā encyclopaedīīs
vocative encyclopaedīa encyclopaedīae

Scots[edit]

Noun[edit]

encyclopaedia (plural encyclopaedias)

  1. encyclopedia