The names of the composer and calligraphist, and of the bronze-founder.
Besides being poet, essayist, and calligraphist, he was a Secretary in the Board of Rites.
1610s, from Greek kaligraphia, from kallos "beauty" + graphein "to write" (see -graphy). Related: Calligraphic. The usual comb. form in Greek was kalli- "beautiful, fine, happy, favorable;" kalo- was a later, rarer alternative form.