Parta ‘of the Partar’: This ethnic name also occurs in Sigv Víkv 8/7I. Poole (1980, 276) argues that the Partar were the inhabitants of Partney, Lincolnshire, but that identification is problematic (see the discussion by Townend 1998, 62-5). Rather, it appears that Einarr, to achieve alliteration on [p], lifted the name from Sigvatr, whose st. also contains the adj. prúðr ‘splendid’ (prúðum Pǫrtum ‘splendid Partar’).
- Poole, Russell. 1980. ‘In Search of the Partar’. SS 52, 264-77.
- Townend, Matthew. 1998. English Place-Names in Skaldic Verse. English Place-Name Society extra ser. 1. Nottingham: English Place-Name Society.
- Internal references
- Judith Jesch (ed.) 2012, ‘Sigvatr Þórðarson, Víkingarvísur 8’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 545.