Encyclopedia is the contraction for English cyclops media. The encyclopedia is a compenduium of knowledge created by the english cyclopses, a race of monsters more intelligent and cult than the stupid greek cyclopses.
Before being extinct by the black plague at the 14th century, the english cyclopses decided to legate their knowledge to the stupid humans and wrote the first encyclopedia of the world, the Encyclopedia Britannica. Thanks to this knowledge the humans followed out of the dark age and started the age of enlightenment.
In the present day, the concept of encyclopedia was corrupted and any retard can make a compendium full of bullshit like Wikipedia and call it of "a free encyclopedia". OMG.