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אחרים אומרים סוכה העשויה כשובך פסולה לפי שאין לה זויות
Aḥerim (R'Meir?) say: A Succah built in a circular shape like a dovecote is unfit, because it does not have corners. [and a permanent residence is one with corners]. (Succah 7b)

The Metivtah does not have an explanation, but I remember the Mishnah in Negayim 12 and Gemmorah in B"B 164b that says a round house IS a house:

תנו רבנן בית עגול דיגון טריגון פנטיגון אינו מטמא בנגעים טטריגון מטמא בנגעים

(Tosefta, Nega’im 6:3): A round house, or one that is shaped like a digon, i.e., it has two walls, one straight and one curved, or one that is shaped like a terigon, i.e., a triangle, or one that is shaped like a pentagon, does not become susceptible to the ritual impurity of leprous spots. If it is shaped like a tetrigon, i.e., a quadrilateral, it becomes susceptible to the ritual impurity of leprous spots.

Why, to Aherim, should a permanent residence, and therefore a Succah, have corners?

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    That mishna in negaim say it is not a real house. Only a real house is susceptible to negaim uncleanliness. – Double AA Dec 2 at 15:32
  • @DoubleAA Where do you see from the quotes that this is not a "real" house? The gemmorah provides different forms of houses and nothing implies those are not "real" houses. – Al Berko Dec 2 at 17:28
  • It is listing "houses" which are of insufficient standing to qualify as susceptible to tzaraat. That's the whole point of the quote. – Double AA Dec 2 at 17:30

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