are you sure it is viviat and not vivait ??
Because ... vivait lÃ -bas = He lived (was living ) there.
là-bas means over there or down there
'and the bottom'
go over there
It means- The boy over there
Qui est la fille là-bas? - Who is the girl over there?
La fille là-bas, elle est française? The girl over there, is she French?
(Est-ce que) tu connais la fille là-bas? - Do you know the girl (standing) over there?
"(tu) es lÃ -bas" means "(you) are over there". "lÃ " (with the accented Ã ) indicates a place, like "there". LÃ -bas indicates a place, but at some distance away from the place you are presently.
"Ã bas..." means "down with ..."
je suis la bas..
Les Pays-Bas or La Hollande