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PronunciationEdit

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  • Rhymes: -iːdiə

NounEdit

encyclopaedia (plural encyclopaedias or encyclopaediae)

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

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EtymologyEdit

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.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

encyclopaedīa f (genitive encyclopaedīae); first declension

  1. (New Latin) encyclopedia

DeclensionEdit

First declension.

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

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NounEdit

encyclopaedia (plural encyclopaedias)

  1. encyclopedia