> >> "In ben o ría triit isí as ferr congaib úan."
> What do you make of the DIL item (c) s.v. "congab",
> which takes the plural, "congaib" to mean "equipment,
> weapons, trappings", and by extension "pudenda"?
> Thus "isí as ferr congaibh úan" = "she is the one who
> has the best "equipment" of us" ?
I see that the story "Aided Lugdach ocus Derbforgaille" (Ériu 5, 208 f.) must be classical Old Irish; therefore an
interpretation as genitival relative clause, where the genitival relation as such is not formally expressed, is possible: "it
is she whose equipment is best of us".
But does congab also refer to the feminine parts? The other attestations of the word in this meaning refer clearly (YBL
208b) or apparently (Celtica 4, 24.320) to the masculine parts.