a combining form meaning “beautiful,” occurring in loanwords from Greek (calligraphy ); on this model, used in the formation of compound words (callisthenics ).

< Greek kalli- combining form of kállos beauty, akin to kalós beautiful, fair Unabridged
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combining form
beautiful: calligraphy
[from Greek kalli-, from kallos beauty]

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