aritra अरित्र

Definition: Denotes the ‘oar’ by which boats were propelled. The Rigveda and the Vājasaneyi Samhitā speak of a vessel with a hundred oars, and a boat (nau) is said to be * propelled by oars’ (aritra-parana). In two passages of the Rigveda the term, according to the St. Petersburg Dictionary, denotes a part of a chariot. The rower of a boat is called aritr. See Nau.


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