Słownik is a Polish word which is usually translated as “dictionary”, but its usage is much wider than that. Almost anything that contains definitions of words is a “słownik”.
While generally in Polish an encyklopedia is not usually considered to be a słownik, specialist encyklopedias often are thus called as in “Słownik Chemiczny”. This particular meaning is similar to glossary or lexicon (“Lexicon of Chemistry”).
- dykcjonarz (archaic)