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IOL Toch 51

Known as:IOL Toch 51; H 149.199; A.199
Cite this page as:Michaël Peyrot. "IOL Toch 51". 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-ioltoch51 (accessed 14 Jun. 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):5.7 × 7.6 cm
Number of lines:6


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


a1/// ·ñ· ·t· ·t· – ///
a2/// ka ltte • wro cce kā re – ///
a3/// spa rke ta rne re nä kaṃ s̝a pa – ///
a4/// ·[o] wi kse nne sa kre¯ ¯ñä a – ///
a5/// [s]· ke śā l[l]o ///
a6/// [l]o ·e ///
b1/// – ///
b2/// lsk[o] mā ra me¯ ¯r ///
b3/// la kle sa ma ntā lai tse o no ///
b4/// nä no nä no s̝pa ne meṃ • snai ·e ///
b5/// – tu ntso ko ne m·e· e ///
b6/// ·eṃ ya [a] ·e ///


a1/// ·ñ· ·t· ·t· – ///
a2/// (e)kälttewrocce kāre – ///
a3/// spärketär-n= ere näkṣäṃ ṣäpä – ///
a4/// ·o wiksen-ne sakreñ a(rṣāklaṃ) ///
a5/// ke śāllo ///
a6/// lo ·e ///
b1/// – ///
b2/// (pa)lsko rämer ///
b3/// läklesa mantālaitse ono… ///
b4/// näno näno ṣpänemeṃsnai ·e ///
b5/// – tunts= oko nem(c)e(k) e ///
b6/// ·eṃ ya a·e ///


Philological commentary

Broomhead reads arṣā at the end of line a4, which is now invisible due to a piece from the verso that is flapped over it (cf. also commentary to verso). no at the end of line b3 can clearly be read of the piece that is flapped onto the recto is considered.


According to Broomhead 1962: 282 "[w]ritten in small ductus, and clearly preserved, it is from the middle of a six line manuscript".

Alternative linguistic/paleographic classifications

Peyrot 2008A2
Tamai 2011C14


Online access

IDP: IOL Toch 51


Peyrot 2007: №51; Broomhead 1962: 282


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.

Peyrot 2008

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

Tamai 2011

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