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A 396.a

Known as:A 396.a; THT 1030a; Bleistiftnummer 3102
Cite this page as:Michaël Peyrot; Angelo Mascheroni. "A 396.a". In A Comprehensive Edition of Tocharian Manuscripts (CEToM). Created and maintained by Melanie Malzahn, Martin Braun, Hannes A. Fellner, and Bernhard Koller. (accessed 26 Feb. 2024).


Editor:Michaël Peyrot; Angelo Mascheroni


Main find spot:Siŋgim
Expedition code:T II S 50
Collection:Berlin Turfan Collection (BBAW)

Language and Script


Text contents

Title of the work:Priyadatta
Text genre:Literary
Text subgenre:Jātaka/Avadāna
Verse/Prose:prose; verse


Manuscript:A 395-396
Material: ink on paper
Size (h × w):4.7 × 2.5 cm
Number of lines:3



a1/// ā paṃ wā ///
a2/// – ṣṣi śā [k]· ///
a3/// p·ā [ñ]· ///
b1/// [s]t· – ///
b2/// lpnā tra [||] ///
b3/// [pnā]¯ ¯l || pra ///


a1 /// āpaṃ wā ///
a2 n1 /// – ṣṣi śāk· ///
a3 /// p(t)āñ(kät) ///
b1 /// st· – ///
b2 /// (kä)lpnāträ ॥ ///
b3 n2 /// (wär)pnāl ॥ pra ///


a1 ... in the river ...
a2 ... the teacher (?)...
a3 ... the Buddha-lord ...
b1 ...
b2 ... obtains ...
b3 ...


Philological commentary

n1 A tentative restoration might be (kä)ṣṣi, maybe followed by śāk(yamuni) or by śāk(ke), or a derivative of the latter.
n2 Another possible reading might be (käl)pnāl.


In one frame with A 396 and A 396.b-A 396.c. This fragment was not edited in Sieg and Siegling 1921, but the word āpaṃ was cited in the introduction to the manuscript on p. 219.


Online access

IDP: THT 1030a



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

Sieg and Siegling 1921

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