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Is-001-ZS-Z-02

Known as:Is-001-ZS-Z-02
Cite this page as:Adrian Musitz. "Is-001-ZS-Z-02". 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-is001zsz02 (accessed 19 May 2024).

Edition

Editor:Adrian Musitz

Provenience

Main find spot:Ishek
Collection:in situ

Language and Script

Language:TB

Object

Material: engraving on wall
Form:Graffito

Transliteration

a1śa ko¯ ¯k kṣu[ṃ] ntsa ṣka [ś]ce meṃ ne pi ś[m]e ña [n]tse [n]e na wā ke ka lyā na ra kṣi te [r]e [tk]e ye¯ ¯[yä] lau ka meṃ [c]e pre [ṣ]ti ly[ā] ka pa lka si śka ma sa

Transcription

a1n1 śak-ok kṣuṃntsa ṣkaśce meṃne piś meñantse ne nawāke kalyānarakṣite retke yey laukameṃ ce preṣti lyāka palkasi śka masa

Translation

a1In regnal year eighteen, in the sixth month, on day of the month five, the novice Kalyāṇarakṣite was going to the army. From the distance, he saw this preṣṭin . He went to observe it.

Other

a1十八年六月五日,少年僧 Kalyanarak$ite(过去曾经)参军。他从远方看(军队)这次开拔。他为了观看而出来。 (Zhao and Rong 2020: 331)

Commentary

Philological commentary

preṣṭi is obscure, but likely a term denoting the location in which the inscription is written (Ishek-Grottoes). In Zhao and Rong, it is connected to a non-existent Sanskrit word preṣṭi that is supposed to be derived from Sanskrit preṣ- "send". The editors there also have to assume an otherwise unattested meaning for the imperfect as "was once in the past" - i.e. "went to the army once in the past".
n1Ching 2017: [c]e[tk]eye[rś]

References

Edition

Zhao and Rong 2020: 331; Ching 2017: 316

Translations

Zhao and Rong 2020: a1 (331)

Bibliography

Ching 2017

Ching, Chao-jung. 2017. 吐火罗语世俗文献与古代龟兹历史 – Tocharian secular texts and the history of Ancient Kucha. Beijing: Peking University Press.

Zhao and Rong 2020

Zhao, Li, and Xinjiang Rong, eds. 2020. Cave inscriptions in Ancient Kucha. Shanghai: Zhongxi Book Company.