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*BIVO-TūTS > BEATHA

This name derives from the Scottish and Irish (Gaelic) “beatha” (Welsh: bywyd), which in turn derives from the Proto-Celtic “*bivo-tūts”, meaning “life”. The name is linked to the Old English “līf”, meaning “life, existence, life-time”. Saint Beanus was a bishop in Leinster (one of the Provinces of Ireland situated in the east of Ireland).

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