Camera, cameræ, pen. corr. Cic.The false roose of a house: a vault: a couered shipps.Camerarius. Adiect. vt, Cameraria cucurbita. Plin. That groweth on cayles or perches, as vsues doth.
Camero, cameras, pen. corr. cameráre. Plin. To make a salse roofe or sollar: to siele: to make a vault.Cameratus. pen. prod. Particip. Vanlted: couered: sieled.Camerata vehicula. Vlpian. Ceuered ouer.
Lewis and Short: Latin dictionary
cămĕra (in MSS. and editt. also că-măra; cf. Charis. p 43 P.), ae, f., = kama/ra [cf. ka/mptw = to bend, curve; Ital. camera; Germ. Kammer; Fr. chambre; Engl. chamber],
an arched roof
, Varr. R. R. 3, 7, 3; 3, 8, 1; Lucr. Fragm. ap. Charis. l. l.; Cic. Q. Fr. 3, 1, 1, 1; Sall. C. 55, 4; Prop. 3 (4), 2, 10; Varr. R. R. 1, 59, 2; 3, 7, 3; Col. 4, 17, 8; 11, 3, 60: camera vitrea,
covered with glass
, Plin. 36, 25, 64, 189.—In ships, Suet. Ner. 34; cf. upon the manner of building them, Vitr. 7, 3: camerae caelum, the interior of a vault or arch, id. ib.—II.Transf., a flat ship with an arched covering, used by those dwelling on the Black Sea, Tac. H. 3, 47; Gell. 10, 25, 5.