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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-

calli-

combining form

beautifulcalligraphy

Word Origin for calli-

from Greek kalli-, from kallos beauty
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