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  1. 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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Origin of calli-

< Greek kalli- combining form of kállos beauty, akin to kalós beautiful, fair
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British Dictionary definitions for calli-


combining form
  1. beautifulcalligraphy
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Word Origin

from Greek kalli-, from kallos beauty
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