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cospā

Cite this page as:"cospā". In A Comprehensive Edition of Tocharian Manuscripts (CEToM). Created and maintained by Melanie Malzahn, Martin Braun, Hannes A. Fellner, and Bernhard Koller. https://cetom.univie.ac.at/?F_A_cospā (accessed 17 Apr. 2024).
 
Meaning:Name in a colophon
Semantic field:personal name
Word class:noun
Language:TA
Equivalent in TB:cospā
Equivalent in other languages:Śaka *čazbā
Lexeme variants:cospā; co-spā
 
Number:singular
Case:nominative
Gender:masculine

Paradigm

sg pl du
nom cospā
voc
acc
gen
loc
comit
inst
abl
perl
all
caus

Lexeme family

  • cospā m
    sg
    nom cospā

Commentary

Bailey (in Bailey 1947: 149 and Bailey 1949: 127) tentatively identifies a name of Sakan origin *čazbā (which gives Tumšuqese cazba and Krorainic cojhbo). This word goes back to Old Iranian *čazdahu̯ants (Gāthic acc. čazdō.ŋhuuantəm). The Sakan intermediary has to be hypothesized because of the sound change -ants > (> -e in Khotanese). This etymology is resumed by Tremblay 2005a: 429.

Occurrences

cospā

1A 302 b8b8///(co)spā• śeri • kāttuṃ

co-spā

1A 303 b1co-spāwräntār mäkkottsi ślak reuwänt

Bibliography

Bailey 1947

Bailey, Harold W. 1947. “Recent work in Tocharian.” Transactions of the Philological Society, 126–53.

Bailey 1949

Bailey, Harold W. 1949. “Irano-Indica II.” Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 13: 121–39.

Tremblay 2005a

Tremblay, Xavier. 2005a. “Irano-Tocharica et Tocharo-Iranica.” Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 68: 421–49.