• 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 373

Known as:A 373; THT 1007
Cite this page as:Gerd Carling. "A 373". 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 92.47
Collection:Berlin Turfan Collection (BBAW)

Language and Script


Text contents

Title of the work:?
Text genre:Literary


Material: ink on paper
Number of lines:8


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


a1/// [bh]ā dre naṃ || pu tti śpa «raṃ» ṣiṃ [ci]ṃ ntā ma ṇi [cu] –
a2/// ṣa ntāṃ pñi ntu swā ṣṣa ntāṃ : seṃ mwa ste
a3/// ·t· bra mñka¯ ¯t śka ta mpe ṣiṃ pa raṃ ñka¯ ¯t śe
a4/// [n]·ṃ wto¯ ¯s wso ko nyo : ślā ñcā¯ ¯l mrā¯ ¯cä –
a5/// se mwa ste ya ta¯ ¯r : pukaṃ ka l·o ///
a6/// ¯cä tñi pkā¯ ¯s ā¯ ¯rt y·· ///
a7/// [se] mwa ste na¯ ¯s̝t puki spa ///
a8/// [ṣ]·i ccā syo [w]o ///


a1 /// (su)bhādrenaṃputtiśparäṃṣiṃ ciṃntāmaṇi cu
a2 /// ṣantāṃ pñintu swāṣṣantāṃ : seṃm waste
a3 /// ·t· bram ñkät śka tampeṣiṃ paräṃ ñkät śe
a4 /// n·ṃ wtos wsokonyo : śl= āñcāl mrāc
a5 /// sem waste yatär : pukaṃ käl(p)o ///
a6 /// c tñi pkās ārt y·· ///
a7 /// sem waste naṣt pukis pä ///
a8 /// ṣ·iccāsyo wo ///



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 1007; TITUS: THT 1007



Sieg and Siegling 1921a: 207; Sieg and Siegling 1921a p. 207


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.


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