• 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.


Work in progress

A 174

Known as:A 174; THT 807
Cite this page as:Gerd Carling. "A 174". In A Comprehensive Edition of Tocharian Manuscripts (CEToM). Created and maintained by Melanie Malzahn, Martin Braun, Hannes A. Fellner, and Bernhard Koller. (accessed 05 Dec. 2023).


Editor:Gerd Carling


Main find spot:Šorčuq
Specific find spot:Stadthöhle
Expedition code:T III Š 94.21
Collection:Berlin Turfan Collection (BBAW)

Language and Script


Text contents

Text genre:Literary


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


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


a1/// [ṣ]·¯ ¯nt na¯ ¯s̝(·) ///
a2/// nā ta¯ ¯k ṣu śma ·m· ///
a3/// ne wka nyo ā nā¯ ¯s ///
a4/// s̝a ṣñi ā ñcä¯ ¯m y· ///
a5/// [sa] ṅkrā mä ṣla ntu ka pi ///
a6/// na¯ ¯cä tkaṃ ra mne¯ ¯ñcä ///
b1/// ntu yo pa rso¯ ¯s̝ ///
b2/// la ntwa¯ ¯cä yuka ñño ṅka [l]· ///
b3/// tr· śā la śśi pā tsa ṅ· ///
b4/// ntra so ṅki na¯ ¯cä : wsā [ṣ]i ///
b5/// ·ā¯ ¯ñä ta rkru nto ki [y]i¯ ¯·ä ///
b6/// sa s[ka] rpa raṃ ///


a1 /// ṣ · nt naṣ· ///
a2 /// nātäk ṣu śmä · m · ///
a3 /// ne wkänyo ānās ///
a4 /// ṣ«†ä» ṣñi āñcäm y · ///
a5 /// saṅkrāmäṣ lantu kapi ///
a6 /// nac tkaṃ rämneñc ///
b1 /// ntuyo pärsoṣ ///
b2 /// läntwac yukaññ oṅkäl · ///
b3 /// tr(e)śāläśśi pātsäṅ(k) · ///
b4 /// nträ soṅkinac : wsāṣi ///
b5 /// · āñ tärkrunt oki yi(ñc) ///
b6 /// säs kärpar-äṃ ///



Transcription and translation are based on Carling et al. 2009.
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).


Online access

IDP: THT 807; TITUS: THT 807


Sieg and Siegling 1921a: 89; Sieg and Siegling 1921a p. 89


Carling 2000: a6 (47, 147); Kölver 1965: a6 (84); Thomas 1983a: a6 (11)


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.


“The International Dunhuang Project: The Silk Road Online.” n.d.

Kölver 1965

Kölver, Bernhard. 1965. “Der Gebrauch der sekundären Kasus im Tocharischen.” PhD thesis, Universität Frankfurt am Main.

Sieg and Siegling 1921a

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

Thomas 1983a

Thomas, Werner. 1983a. Der tocharische Obliquus im Sinne eines Akkusativs der Richtung. Abhandlungen d. Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaftlichen Klasse 6. Mainz: Verlag d. Akad. d. Wissenschaften und d. Literatur.


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