I can't help but notice that the word for 'house' has traveled far and wide around the Eastern Mediterranean in the earliest times:
- Egyptian par 'house' (written pr)
- Hattic wel 'house' (< Proto-Hattic *pel ?)
- Hittite pir 'house'
- Luwian parnas 'house'
One may wonder why such a word would travel so far and wide or why it would emanate specifically from the Egyptians, but 'house' may often refer also to a politico-religious building or institution, eg. a 'temple-house', 'White House', 'House of Representatives', etc. The Egyptians often used 'house' to refer to temples, as was the association among the Luwians. If I interpret the historicity of this word correctly, then it emphasizes the influence of Egypt on religious faith throughout the 2nd millennium BCE. Even the name Egypt, a Greek name, was adapted (probably via Minoan *Aikupita) from the name for a prominent temple in Memphis, the *Ḥáʔat-Kuʔ-Patáḥ. 'House of the spirit of Ptah'. Note in this latter etymon, we have yet another word for 'house' being used in Egyptian to convey 'temple': *ḥáʔat (written ḥȝ.t).
 Huxley, Crete and the Luwians (1961), p.26 (see link).