CEToM | IOL Toch 105

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IOL Toch 105

Known as:IOL Toch 105; H 149.316; A.316
Cite this page as:Michaël Peyrot. "IOL Toch 105". 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-ioltoch105&outputformat=print (accessed 03 Mar. 2024).


Editor:Michaël Peyrot


Main find spot:Unknown
Collection:British Library (London)

Language and Script

Linguistic stage:classical

Text contents

Text genre:Literary


Material: ink on paper
Size (h × w):4.4 × 8.9 cm
Number of lines:4


Images from idp.bl.uk by courtesy of the International Dunhuang Project and the British Library.


a1/// – – – – – – ·[ñ]· – ///
a2/// pte la reṃ śau la ce nke ma we ta ne [10] ///
a3/// pe lkī¯ ¯ñ kā ttsi we ss̝a pce la reṃ śau l· ///
a4/// ·o rk·o [k]·au ·e ñ·a [ṣ]·e ypa ·ṃ ///
b1/// t· (–) – – [n]· k· nts· [l]· ///
b2/// tka lpa lsko ne ptā ka p[ī] to twe kpyo ///
b3/// – ttse 30 4 wä ttsi we stwo ṣṣe me ko – ///
b4/// – (–) – ///


10x /// – – – – – – ·ñ· – /// a2 /// …pte lareṃ śaulä ce nkemä wetane 10
34x /// a3/// pelkīñ kāttsi wes ṣäp ce lareṃ śaul(ä) /// a4/// ·o rk·o k·au ·e ñ·a ṣ·e ypa ·ṃ /// b1/// t· – – – n· k· nts· l· /// b2/// …tkal pälskone ptāka pīto twek pyo(p) /// b3/// – ttse 30-4
wättsi wes twoṣ ṣeme ko – ///
b4 /// – – – ///


a2 We will each lose this dear life in battle. (Peyrot 2013b: 295)



According to Broomhead 1962: 286 "[w]ritten in medium ductus and slightly abraded. The middle of a manuscript with originally at least four lines."

Alternative linguistic/paleographic classifications

Peyrot 2008 A2
Tamai 2011 C14


Online access

IDP: IOL Toch 105


Peyrot 2007: №105; Broomhead 1962: 286


Hackstein 1995: a2 (85), b3 (348); Krause 1952: b3 (163); Peyrot 2013b: a2 (295)


Broomhead 1962

Broomhead, J. W. 1962. “A textual edition of the British Hoernle, Stein and Weber Kuchean manuscripts. With transliteration, translation, grammatical commentary and vocabulary. I = Edition.” PhD thesis, Cambridge: Trinity College.

Hackstein 1995

Hackstein, Olav. 1995. Untersuchungen zu den sigmatischen Präsensstammbildungen des Tocharischen. HS Erg.-Heft 38. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.


“The International Dunhuang Project: The Silk Road Online.” n.d. http://idp.bl.uk.

Krause 1952

Krause, Wolfgang. 1952. Westtocharische Grammatik, Band I. Das Verbum. Heidelberg: Winter.

Peyrot 2007

Peyrot, Michaël. 2007. “An edition of the Tocharian fragments IOL Toch 1 – IOL Toch 822 in the India Office Library.” International Dunhuang Project. http://idp.bl.uk/database/oo_cat.a4d?shortref=Peyrot_2007.

Peyrot 2008

Peyrot, Michaël. 2008. Variation and change in Tocharian B. Vol. 15. Leiden Studies in Indo-European. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi.

Peyrot 2013b

Peyrot, Michaël. 2013b. The Tocharian subjunctive. A study in syntax and verbal stem formation. Vol. 8. Brill’s Studies in Indo-European Languages & Linguistics. Leiden/Boston: Brill.

Tamai 2011

Tamai, Tatsushi. 2011. Paläographische Untersuchungen zum B-Tocharischen. Innsbrucker Beiträge zur Sprachwissenschaft 138. Innsbruck: Institut für Sprachen und Literaturen.

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