Definition of calli

 (Entry 1 of 2)

plural of callus

variants: or callo- or cali- or calo-

Definition of calli- (Entry 2 of 2)

: beautiful calligraph Callorynchus Calimeris : white calomel : beauty Calliphora

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History and Etymology for calli

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calli- from Latin, from Greek kalli-, from kallos beauty; akin to Greek kalos beautiful, Sanskrit kalya healthy; calo- from Medieval Latin, from Greek kalo-, from kalos; callo- & cali- from blending of other forms

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“Calli.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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