Origin of calligraphy
Examples from the Web for calligraphy
Sora has been publicly practicing her Chinese calligraphy and studying Mandarin.
Legouv, in his exquisite way, tells a charming story of how he astonished a little girl by excelling her in calligraphy.Human Intercourse|Philip Gilbert Hamerton
The boy took little interest in his new work, but showed some aptitude for mechanical drawing and calligraphy.Caruso and Tetrazzini on the Art of Singing|Enrico Caruso and Luisa Tetrazzini
His daughter Esther, who married a Scotch minister Kello, became famous for her calligraphy.
Calligraphy, Caligraphy, kal-lig′ra-fi, n. fine penmanship; characteristic style of writing.
I have always been a great admirer of the calligraphy of the Middle Ages, & of the earlier printing which took its place.The Art and Craft of Printing|William Morris
British Dictionary definitions for calligraphy
Word Origin and History for calligraphy
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.