a combining form meaning “beautiful,” occurring in loanwords from Greek (calligraphy); on this model, used in the formation of compound words (callisthenics).
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How to use calli- in a sentence
Several chiefs were silently seated round a fire, burning in front of a calli, which Black Cat recognised as the medicine lodge.
Madame Guillois returned to her calli, her heart relieved of a heavy weight; for a long time she had not felt so happy.
Valentine then left the calli, and rejoined his friends, who were reposing round a fire lit by Curumilla.
After the first emotion had passed over, Valentine took his mother's arm in his, and led her gently back to the calli.
So soon as she appeared, all proceeded to the calli of the chief, preceded by the Comanche warrior, who served as guide.The Pirates of the Prairies | Gustave Aimard
British Dictionary definitions for calli-
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