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Borrowed from French encyclopédie, from Middle French [Term?], from New Latin encyclopaedīa, from Renaissance Ancient Greek ἐγκυκλοπαιδεία (enkuklopaideía, education in the circle of arts and sciences), a mistaken univerbated form of Koine Greek ἐγκύκλιος παιδείᾱ (enkúklios paideíā, education in the circle of arts and sciences), from ἐγκύκλιος (enkúklios, circular) + παιδείᾱ (paideíā, child-rearing, education).


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  • (Netherlands) IPA(key): /ˌɑnsiˌkloːpeːˈdi/, (colloquial) /ˌɛnsiˌkloːpeːˈdi/, /ˌɑnsəˌkloːpəˈdi/
  • (Belgium) IPA(key): /ˌɛnsiˌkloːpeːˈdi/
  • Hyphenation: en‧cy‧clo‧pe‧die
  • Rhymes: -i


encyclopedie m (plural encyclopedieën, diminutive encyclopedietje n)

  1. encyclopedia (comprehensive work of reference with articles on a range of topics, in one field or even all fields)
  2. (now chiefly academic jargon) encyclopedia (comprehensive summary of knowledge)
    Hij onderwees encyclopedie van het recht.
    (please add an English translation of this usage example)

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  • Afrikaans: ensiklopedie