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IOL Toch 49

Known as:IOL Toch 49; H 149.172; A.172
Cite this page as:Michaël Peyrot. "IOL Toch 49". 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-ioltoch49 (accessed 19 Jul. 2024).


Editor:Michaël Peyrot


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

Language and Script

Linguistic stage:classical

Text contents

Text genre:Literary
Text subgenre:Abhidharma


Material: ink on paper
Size (h × w):7.6 × 6.4 cm
Number of lines:5


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


a1/// ma lka lñe ka rs·
a2/// nte kuse ste • pī śā ntsi
a3/// pī śā ntsi a llo¯ ¯k
a4/// [l]· ṣṣa kle śa nma ṣṣa
a5/// [y]ā mo rṣa pre ś·i ya
b1/// – ma lka lñ[e] • (–)
b2/// tā kpe lai kne nta ntso
b3/// lai kne nta tse ṅke ntra
b4/// [o] mpo staṃ a ku śa¯ ¯l
b5/// [ma] lka lñe ste • te


a1/// malkalñe kärs(a…)
a2/// …nte kuse stepīś āntsi
a3/// pīś āntsi allok
a4/// …l·ṣṣa kleśanmaṣṣa
a5/// yāmorṣa preś(c)iya
b1/// – malkalñe • –
b2/// tāk pelaiknentantso
b3/// (pe)laiknenta tseṅkenträ
b4/// ompostäṃ akuśal
b5/// malkalñe stete



According to Broomhead 1962: 279 "[w]ritten in medium ductus, the writing is very clearly preserved, though the MS. is somewhat blackened, especially on the verso. The fragment is the right hand edge of a five line manuscript."


Online access

IDP: IOL Toch 49


Peyrot 2007: №49; Broomhead 1962: 279


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.