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IOL Toch 116

Known as:IOL Toch 116; H 149.330; A.330
Cite this page as:Michaël Peyrot. "IOL Toch 116". 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-ioltoch116 (accessed 13 Jul. 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):7 × 11.4 cm
Number of lines:4


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


a1pe śa rkaṃ cä ñcaṃ ne ta ka rṣkñe ts[e] ///
a2ki klyau ṣi yä kne ssu sa gau ra we – ///
a3– – /// yo lo yā mtsi : sa la mña ///
a4– – – – – – /// lye sa 40 [8] ///
b1– – – – – – /// ·l· kna no [pr]· ///
b2– – /// – – kṣa pā¯ ¯t su ka kā ///
b3wa kca : mai yyā tse cwi o lypo – ///
b450 2 ku·e cwī pe ri wai pe cce ce ·e ///


a1-pe śarkaṃ cäñcaṃ-ne takarṣkñetse /// (re)-
a2-ki klyauṣi yäknessu sagaurawe – ///
a3– – /// yolo yāmtsi : salamña ///
a4– – – – – – /// …lyesa 40-8 ///
b1– – – – – – /// ·l·k nano pr· ///
b2– – /// – (śi)kṣapāt su kakā… ///
b3…wa kca : maiyyātse cwi olypo(tse) ///
b450-2 ku(s)e cwī peri waipecce ce ·e ///


Philological commentary

It is possible that line a3 and a4 and line b1 and b2 reach all the way to the right margin of the manuscript (otherwise we are at the schnurloch space there). In line a3, [y]olo can be read if the folded piece at the verso is considered. The folded piece from the recto hides Broomheads śi at the beginning of line b2; a small piece lying on the manuscript hides the s of Broomheads kuse in line b4.


According to Broomhead 1962: 289 "[w]ritten in large ductus it is clearly preserved and appears to be the left hand edge of a four line manuscript".


Online access

IDP: IOL Toch 116


Peyrot 2007: №116; Broomhead 1962: 289


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, Cambridge: Trinity College.


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

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. 2007. http://idp.bl.uk/database/oo_cat.a4d?shortref=Peyrot_2007.