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A 155

Known as:A 155; THT 788
Cite this page as:Gerd Carling. "A 155". 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/?m-a155 (accessed 22 Feb. 2024).

Edition

Editor:Gerd Carling

Provenience

Main find spot:Šorčuq
Specific find spot:Stadthöhle
Expedition code:T III Š 92.17
Collection:Berlin Turfan Collection (BBAW)

Language and Script

Language:TA
Script:late

Text contents

Text genre:Literary
Meter:M18

Object

Manuscript:A 144-211
Material: ink on paper
Form:Poṭhī
Number of lines:6

Images

Images from idp.bl.uk by courtesy of the International Dunhuang Project, the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, and the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Orientabteilung.

Transliteration

a1/// tṣ· p· m· e (–) ntā na¯ ¯s̝ św· ts· w[ä] [rp]n· m· t· ///
a2/// kle śā śśi ṣru mnā ntsu kuya lte || ya rā ssi naṃ || tra ṅklu ///
a3/// pl[ā] cä nyo tra ssa ntra knā ntra śā waṃ ma ṅkaṃ twaṃ śwā tsi ṣu rma¯ ¯s̝ ///
a4/// la mwä¯ ¯cä śwā tsi ṣu rma¯ ¯s̝ : pā ca rmā ca rse ckā ca¯ ¯r wa co¯ ¯s̝ ka śa¯ – ///
a5/// mā ca rtā¯ ¯s̝ ṣñi se wā¯ ¯s sä rki ñco lo śwā¯ ¯s̝ maṃ t·e ///
a6/// [ś]ā mā ñ·äṃ ṣñi se ś[w]ā tsi lo pa l(·)o [s]e ///
b1/// ·t· ta tk· ta ma· tpa tnu śtwa· ma śk· ///
b2/// swa rta¯ ¯m śwā māṃ kā rā¯ ¯ś ka tk[a]¯ ¯r • taṃ ne wka nyo św· ///
b3/// ntsi wso miṃ ā rṣa llo ki a na hā lwä sso ki pra skā lla na ṣnāṃ tsu ///
b4/// maṃ wcaṃ lo tkā śwā tsi nā kma su¯ ¯nt lkā¯ ¯s̝ sa¯ ¯s śwā tsi mā ·i ///
b5/// ka¯ ¯nt pa¯ ¯t kā pā ra stā pa¯ ¯s̝ koṃ wṣe a¯ ¯ts wra maṃ ///
b6/// ·ā¯ ¯s̝ ka¯ ¯nt – klā pe nu śo¯ ¯s̝ ā rts(·)oṃ nu ś·ā t·i ///

Transcription

a1 /// tṣ· p· m· e(ṣä)ntānäṣ św(ā)ts(i) wärpn· m· t· ///
a2 /// kleśāśśi ṣrum nāntsu kuyalteyarāssinaṃ
1a träṅklu /// 16σ
1b a3 /// plācänyo ; trässanträ ; knānträ śāwaṃ ; maṅkäṃtwaṃ ; śwātsi ṣurmaṣ
1c /// a412σ /// lam wäc ; śwātsi ṣurmaṣ :
1d pācar mācar ; se ckācar ; wacoṣ kaśa – ; ///
a5 /// mācar tāṣ ṣñi sewās särkiñco lo śwāṣ mäṃt (n)e ///
a6 /// śā ñ·äṃ ṣñi se śwātsi lo päl·o se ///
b1 /// ·t· tätk·t«†ä» mä(ṃ)t pat nu śtwa(r) mäśk(i) ///
b2 /// swar täm śwāmāṃ kārāś katkar • taṃne wkänyo św· ///
b3 /// ntsi wsomiṃ ārṣall oki anahāl wäss oki präskāll anäṣ nāṃtsu ///
b4 /// maṃ wcaṃ lotkā śwātsi nākmasunt lkāṣ säs śwātsi ·i ///
b5 /// känt pat kāpāräs tāpaṣ koṃ wṣe ats wramaṃ ///
b6 /// ·āṣ känt (pu)klā penu śoṣ ārts (k)oṃ nu ś(w)āt(s)i ///

Translation

a4 to eat each other ...
b2 ... they crossed the jungle ...
b3 /// ... to be feared by him/her like a poisonous snake [or] the halāhala poison
b5 or he will eat a hundred morsels ...

Commentary

Remarks

Transcription and references have been transferred from the "Text and Reference Database of the Tocharian A Language" (Gerd Carling Lund University) (funded by the Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation and SCAS).
Transcription and translation are based on Carling et al. 2009.

References

Miscellaneous

Online access

IDP: THT 788; TITUS: THT 788

Edition

Sieg and Siegling 1921: 83; Sieg and Siegling 1921 p. 83

Translations

Carling 2000: b2 (111), b5 (297), b6 (404); Thomas 1952: b3 (30); Thomas 1972: a4 (441)

Bibliography

Carling 2000

Carling, Gerd. 2000. Die Funktion der lokalen Kasus im Tocharischen. Berlin/New York: de Gruyter.

Carling et al. 2009

Carling, Gerd, Georges-Jean Pinault, and Werner Winter. 2009. A dictionary and thesaurus of Tocharian A. Volume 1: Letters a-j. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz.

IDP

“The International Dunhuang Project: The Silk Road Online.” n.d. http://idp.bl.uk.

Sieg and Siegling 1921

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

TITUS

Gippert, Jost, Katharina Kupfer, Christiane Schaefer, and Tatsushi Tamai. n.d. “Thesaurus Indogermanischer Text- und Sprachmaterialien (TITUS): Tocharian Manuscripts from the Berlin Turfan Collection.”

Thomas 1952

Thomas, Werner. 1952. Die tocharischen Verbaladjektive auf -l. Deutsche Akad. der Wissenschaften zu Berlin, Institut für Orientforschung 9. Berlin: Akademie-Verlag.

Thomas 1972

Thomas, Werner. 1972. “Zweigliedrige Wortverbindungen im Tocharischen.” Orbis 21: 429–70.