AITHBEÓAIGID is an early Irish verb meaning ‘comes back to life’. There is an example of the past tense in the tale of Cairpre mac Feradaig. According to this, Cairpre was killed and his head was cut off, but a cleric, Ciarán of Clonmacnoise, reunited his head with his body ‘co roaithbeōaig Cairbri ō marbaib’ (and so Cairpre came back to life from the dead). The process was not a complete success, however, for Cairpre's neck remained crooked, and afterwards he was known as Cairpre Crom ‘Bent Cairpre’.
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