aritta

rudder. Usually in combn. with piya (phiya) oar, as piyârittaṃ (phiy˚ oar & rudder, thus at SN.i.103 (T. piya˚, variant reading phiya˚) AN.ii.201 (piya˚); Ja.iv.164 (T. piya˚, variant reading phiya˚); Snp.321 (piya + ; Snp-a.330 phiya = dabbi-padara, aritta = veḷudaṇḍa). Dhs-a.149.

Vedic aritra, Idg. *ere to row (Sk. ; to move); cf. Gr. ἐρέσσω to row, ἐρετμός rudder, Lat. remus, Ohg ruodar = rudder; Ags. rōwan = E. row