• The Zotero library underlying the CEToM bibliography is now public and can be viewed here.
  • We would like to thank Prof. Dr. Thomas Oberlies and Pratik Rumde from the Seminar für Indologie und Tibetologie of the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen for providing our project with scans of the nachlass of Wilhelm Siegling. The nachlass includes letters to and from Siegling throughout his career that are of great importance to the history of the field of Tocharian studies. This material will be published on CEToM, accompanied by transcriptions of the letters, in the course of 2024.


Cite this page as:"siñcai". In A Comprehensive Edition of Tocharian Manuscripts (CEToM). Created and maintained by Melanie Malzahn, Martin Braun, Hannes A. Fellner, and Bernhard Koller.ñcai (accessed 25 Feb. 2024).
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Lexeme variants:siñcai


Lexeme family

  • siñcai


The hapax is unclear; Pinault 2004a: 259f. derives it from Prākrit *siñcati from Skt. siñcatikā- "the thorny jujube, zizyphus jujuba". Alternatively, the form may be an adjective of the type ñkañce 'silver(n), silver-colored' (itself an *iyo-derivative of ñkante ‘silver'); in this case, the attested form siñcai would be an feminine determining B_ṣorpor , which denotes a kind of textile or garment.


Dragoni 2022: 213-215



1THT 88 a1siñcaiṣorpor ite – – – a2


Pinault 2004a

Pinault, Georges-Jean. 2004a. “Zum Tocharischen in der Turfanforschung.” In Turfan Revisited — The First Century of Research into the Arts and Cultures of the Silk Road, edited by Desmond Durkin-Meisterernst and et al., 17:256–63. Monographien zur indischen Archäologie, Kunst und Philologie. Berlin: Reimer.