• 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 235

Known as:A 235; THT 868
Cite this page as:Gerd Carling. "A 235". 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:Gerd Carling


Main find spot:Šorčuq
Specific find spot:Stadthöhle
Expedition code:T III Š 94.03
Collection:Berlin Turfan Collection (BBAW)

Language and Script


Text contents

Text genre:Literary


Material: ink on paper
Number of lines:7


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


a1/// klā śo¯ ¯l tu ṣi taṃ ///
a2/// pa ltsa¯ ¯k ā ñmä [ṣ]·[e] ///
a3/// ku ne sne tā rśo n[ā] ///
a4/// kra ñcä śśi nā ka m(·)e ///
a5/// kuce ne kā kro pu¯ ¯s̝ ///
a6/// tru ṅkaṃ ca cpu ku ṣwra ///
a7/// [¯ñä] cmo lwā ṣi naṃ klo pa ///
b1/// ¯n ma rka mpa lṣīṃ vi mā ///
b2/// [¯k] wkaṃ spā rtu kā su ///
b3/// ä ntā ne wä rpā¯ ¯t ///
b4/// m· rṣu¯ ¯l : ta lyśi n· ///
b5/// [la] kṣa ntā ñto¯ ¯m mā [k]·· ///
b6/// wla lu ne ya¯ ¯cä [y]· ///
b7/// ·ā tkṣā¯ ¯t ñä kta¯ ¯s ///


a1 /// klā śol tuṣitaṃ ///
a2 /// pältsäk āñmäṣ ·e ///
a3 /// kune sne tārśonā ///
a4 /// krañcäśśi nākäm ·e ///
a5 /// kuce ne kākropuṣ ///
a6 /// truṅkaṃ cacpukuṣ wra ///
a7 /// ñ cmolwāṣinäṃ klopa ///
b1 /// n märkampalṣīṃ vimā ///
b2 /// k wkäṃ spārtu kāsu ///
b3 /// äntā ne wärpāt ///
b4 /// (su)m(e)r-ṣul : tälyśi n· ///
b5 /// läkṣantāñ tom māk·· ///
b6 /// wlaluneyac y· ///
b7 /// (k)ātkṣāt ñäktas ///



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 868; TITUS: THT 868


Sieg and Siegling 1921a: 118; Sieg and Siegling 1921a p. 118


Thomas 1957: a5 (293), b3 (237)


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.

Sieg and Siegling 1921a

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

Thomas 1957

Thomas, Werner. 1957. Der Gebrauch der Vergangenheitstempora im Tocharischen. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz.


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