CEToM | A 389

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A 389

Known as:A 389; THT 1023
Cite this page as:Gerd Carling. "A 389". In A Comprehensive Edition of Tocharian Manuscripts (CEToM). Created and maintained by Melanie Malzahn, Martin Braun, Hannes A. Fellner, and Bernhard Koller. https://cetom.univie.ac.at/?m-a389&outputformat=print (accessed 23 May 2024).


Editor:Gerd Carling


Main find spot:Bezeklik
Expedition code:T III M 146.10
Collection:Berlin Turfan Collection

Language and Script

Language:Skt.; TA

Text contents

Title of the work:Bilingual
Text genre:Literary


Manuscript:A 387-390
Material: ink on paper
Number of lines:4


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


a1/// rñe kro pi¯ ¯s kño¯ ¯m • ku pre
a2/// ·th· – p· pṣu ne wka tkā lu ne kle
a3/// ma¯ ¯rśä pla¯ ¯k nāṃ tsu || ta tra pa ñcā
a4/// [dhā] tu ṣi e ṅka¯ ¯l • pra tha ma • saṃ
b1/// rth· • u pā dāṃ ṣi a¯ ¯rthä nāṃ tsu • ka
b2/// t[i] • maṃ tne e tu ṣu rma¯ ¯s̝ po¯ ¯r twa
b3/// w· nyo • u pa «nā» ha «†ta» nā rtho vā
b4/// ā ñcä¯ ¯m wä ntā lu ne


a1/// rñe kropis«ä»k ñomkupre
a2/// ·th· (•) p(ā)pṣune wkätkālune kle…
a3/// marś pläk nāṃtsutatra pañcā
a4/// dhātuṣi eṅkälprathamasaṃ
b1/// rth·upādāṃṣi arth nāṃtsuka
b2/// timäṃt ne etu ṣurmaṣ por twa
b3/// w·nyoupanāhanārtho
b4/// āñcäm wäntālune


b1... being an object pertaining to the clinging ...
b2... how because of which cause (?) he lit (?) the fire
b4/// the enveloping [of] oneself



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



Online access

IDP: THT 1023; TITUS: THT 1023


Sieg and Siegling 1921: 216; Sieg and Siegling 1921 p. 216


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. http://idp.bl.uk.

Sieg and Siegling 1921

Sieg, Emil, and Wilhelm Siegling. 1921. 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.” http://titus.fkidg1.uni-frankfurt.de/texte/tocharic/thtframe.htm.

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