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A 123.a

Known as:A 123.a; THT 756a; Bleistiftnummer 2917
Cite this page as:Michaël Peyrot. "A 123.a". In A Comprehensive Edition of Tocharian Manuscripts (CEToM). Created and maintained by Melanie Malzahn, Martin Braun, Hannes A. Fellner, and Bernhard Koller. (accessed 02 Dec. 2023).


Editor:Michaël Peyrot


Main find spot:Šorčuq
Expedition code:T III Š 99.6 (on the frame)
Collection:Berlin Turfan Collection (BBAW)

Language and Script


Text contents

Text genre:Literary


Manuscript:A 89-143
Material: ink on paper
Size (h × w):12.1 × 8.9 cm
Number of lines:6



a1/// sso ntaṃ wä· ·i t[ā¯] [¯]r ///
a2/// [t]·· ka kl· (– –) s̝a pā ṇḍu ///
a3/// – (–) ·ā [s]· – – św[ā] ·[i] ///
a4/// ·i lāṃ¯ ¯ts [w]· – ///
a5/// – [¯s̝] tma – – ///
a6/// [k]· [k]o ṣe¯ ¯[s̝] ///
b1/// [k]· tka¯ ¯r [l]·
b2/// ·su pā ṇḍu wä¯ – ///
b3/// pre raṃ śa ś·ā¯ – ///
b4/// [¯]k mā [ra] – mā [p]e – ///
b5/// [k]··ṃ [t]so s[ā¯] [¯]s nā ñi na ts·[a] ///
b6/// ·ma śä mñu¯ ¯k l[a] ///


a1 /// ssontaṃ wä(rp)itār ///
a2 /// t(äm) kakl(yuṣurä)ṣ«†ä» pāṇḍu (wäl) ///
a3 /// – – ·ā s· – – śwā(ts)i ///
a4 /// (māndr)i lāṃts w· – ///
a5 /// – ṣ tmä – – ///
a6 /// k(ā)ko ṣeṣ ///
b1 /// k(a)tkar
b2 /// ·su pāṇḍu wä(l) ///
b3 n1 /// (e)preraṃ śaś(m)ā – ///
b4 /// k rä – pe – ///
b5 /// k(rä)ṃtso sās nāñi näts(w)a ///
b6 /// ·m«†ä» śäm ñuk la ///



In one frame with A 123. This fragment was not edited in Sieg and Siegling 1921a, but pāṇḍu wäl is cited in fn. 4, p. 68. According to Sieg and Siegling 1921a: 68, the fragment is from the same leaf as A 123.

Philological commentary

n1 (e)preraṃ śaś(m)ā –: cf A 214 a2 epreraṃ śäm.


Online access

IDP: THT 756a



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Sieg and Siegling 1921a

Sieg, Emil, and Wilhelm Siegling. 1921a. Tocharische Sprachreste, I. Band. Die Texte. A. Transcription. Berlin/Leipzig: de Gruyter.