• 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 374

Known as:A 374; THT 1008
Cite this page as:Gerd Carling. "A 374". 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 63.15
Collection:Berlin Turfan Collection (BBAW)

Language and Script


Text contents

Title of the work:Dhūtaguṇa
Text genre:Literary


Material: ink on paper
Number of lines:10


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


a1/// tw·i
a2/// w· [w]r· wā stä : |
a3/// a ra mpā¯ ¯t śma śāṃ
a4/// ni sa kulyi¯ ¯k wa¯ ¯r wra kṣa
a5/// ·ra pa¯ ¯s̝ ka pśña¯ ¯cä me nā¯ ¯k [c]kā sa
a6/// ¯k ma rka mpa lṣi «tri» wsā lu ma – me nā¯ ¯k
a7/// ṣñi ṣñi knā nmu nyo dhu ta ku lṣi wkäṃ
a8/// kā swo ne ā su kka tkā¯ ¯cä
a9/// [n]e : tri ci wa ri ku ne : to¯ ¯s̝ ṣo
a10/// n· : v[ṛ] k – mu li


a1 /// tw·i
a2 /// w·wr· wāstä : ।
a3 /// arämpāt śmaśāṃ
a4 /// nisakulyik war wräkṣa
a5 /// ·rä päṣ kapśñac menāk ckāsa
a6 /// k märkampalṣi tri wsālum«†ä» menāk
a7 /// ṣñi ṣñi knānmunyo dhutakulṣi wkäṃ
a8 /// kāswone āsuk katkāc
a9 /// ne : triciwarikune : toṣ ṣo
a10 /// n· : vṛk(ṣa)muli



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 1008; TITUS: THT 1008


Sieg and Siegling 1921a: 207-208; Sieg and Siegling 1921a p. 207, p. 208


Couvreur 1959: a4 (252), a10 (252)


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.

Couvreur 1959

Couvreur, Walter. 1959. “Review of: Thesaurus Linguae Tocharicae Dialecti A.” Bibliotheca Orientalis 16 (5-6): 251–53.


“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.”