• 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 369

Known as:A 369; THT 1003
Cite this page as:Gerd Carling. "A 369". In A Comprehensive Edition of Tocharian Manuscripts (CEToM). Created and maintained by Melanie Malzahn, Martin Braun, Hannes A. Fellner, and Bernhard Koller. (accessed 09 Dec. 2023).


Editor:Gerd Carling


Main find spot:Šorčuq
Specific find spot:Stadthöhle
Expedition code:T III Š 80.28
Collection:Berlin Turfan Collection (BBAW)

Language and Script

Language:TA; Sanskrit

Text contents

Text genre:Literary


Material: ink on paper
Number of lines:5


Images from by courtesy of the Thesaurus Indogermanischer Text- und Sprachmaterialien (TITUS).


a1dṛ ṣṭe na ku śa lo bha va ti pa ri pṛ cche ta pa ṇḍi «ta» a nā cā rya kṛ taṃ ka rma ni ṣ·i ///
a2na si ddhya te • ra ke ca mi mā pe rā[¯] [¯k] – cchä • prī yā nā ma pri yo bha va ti • kā pñe ///
a3pa kṣi • sā ka rkā ·ä l(·)e – – – ·ā ka¯ ¯ts lu • ga dī pa ra ma ///
a4pe tlata¯ ¯r • ni ya taṃ pa kṣu pā sa ka : ṣa kka tse¯ ¯k sa¯ ¯s sa la· l· ///
a5sa la [t]lu wā sa¯ ¯k • a yaṃ co ra a yaṃ pā pa • sa¯ ¯s lyä¯ ¯k ta¯ ¯s o ma skeṃ ///


a1 dṛṣṭe na kuśalo bhavati paripṛccheta paṇḍita anācāryakṛtaṃ karma niṣ ·i ///
a2 na siddhyate • rake cami mā perāk – cch«†ä» • prīyānām apriyo bhavati • kāpñe ///
a3 pakṣi • sākär kā(w)äl(lt)e – – – ·ākäts lu • gadī parama ///
a4 pe tläṣtär • niyataṃ pakṣupāsaka : ṣakk atsek säs sala· l· ///
a5 salat lu wāsak • ayaṃ cora ayaṃ pāpa • säs lyäk täs omäskeṃ ///


a2 he does not believe in the word


Online access

IDP: THT 1003; TITUS: THT 1003




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


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