house = (bayt) بَيْت

Plurals: بُيُوْت
Associated verb: to spend the night in the company of بَاتَ (يَبِيْتُ) بِ – بَيْتُوْتَة

Examples

إِنَّ أَوّلَ بَيْتٍ وُضِعَ لِلنّاسِ لَلّذِي بِبَكّةَ مُبَارَكًا وَهُدًى لِلْعَالَمِينَ The first House (of worship) appointed for men was that at Bakka: Full of blessing and of guidance for all kinds of beings: – Quran, 3:96

عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ رَضِيَ الله عَنْهُ ، قال : صَلّى النّبِيّ صَلّى الله عَلَيْهِ وَسَلّمَ فِيْ بَيْتِ أُمّ سُلَيْمٍ ، فَقُمْتُ وَيَتِيْمٌ خَلْفَهُ وَأُمّ سُلَيْمٍ خَلْفَنا On the authority of Anas b. Malik, he said: The Messenger of God, God bless him and grant him peace, prayed in Umm Sulaym’s house, so I and an orphan boy stood behind him, and Umm Sulaym behind us.” – al-Bukhari

فِي نيجيريا: بُيُوتٌ مِنْ قَنَانِي البَلاسْتِيكِ الْمُسْتَعْمَلَةِ In Negeria: Houses from used plastic bottles. – BBC News, Arabic

Did you know…

The Arabic word for neighbour is جَار , but this can imply anyone living in one’s locality. To say that someone is your next-door neighbour, the Arabs had a specific phrase: هُوَ جَارِي بَيْتَ بَيْتَ he is my next-door neighbour, where بَيْت is repeated, each time with a single fathah vowel.