Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An arch or vault.
  • n. A chamber of a multilocular shell.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An arch or vault.
  • n. A chamber of a multilocular shell.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An arching; an arch or vault.
  • n. An apartment; a chamber.
  • n. In zoology, the state of being concamerated or multilocular.
  • n. In anatomy, an arrangement in the form of connecting cavities or hollow cells.
  • n. The vault or sphere of the heavens; one of the celestial ‘spheres’ of older astronomy.

Etymologies

Latin concameratio. (Wiktionary)

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  • Howard alone looked up into the simple concameration of the roof, hoping for escape or relief or distraction.
    —Zadie Smith, On Beauty

    The Classical Latin camera meant "arch, vault" and was then transferred to a specifically arched or vaulted room. (The scene quoted above is a church.) In Late Latin it came to mean "room". So was there a Classical Latin for "room" generally, as in 'My villa has twelve rooms'? Cella is too specific: a small or side room, and wouldn't apply to the atrium or triclinium.

    May 29, 2009