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Kz-181-QS-R-01

Known as:Kz-181-QS-R-01
Cite this page as:Adrian Musitz. "Kz-181-QS-R-01". 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-kz181qsr01 (accessed 25 Jul. 2024).

Edition

Editor:Adrian Musitz

Provenience

Main find spot:Kizil
Collection:in situ

Language and Script

Language:TB
Linguistic stage:late

Object

Material: engraving on wall
Form:Graffito

Transliteration

a1/// – – – – – [pi] ku [ln]e pai [k]ā wa k[e] te wno lme yai tko r[o] ne pa¯ ¯t laṃ sā te
a2/// mā – – – – – ñe [ñ]· k[e]¯ ¯s̝ o mpo sta[ṃ] na a – – – – – – [¯r] ṣa rmi rśke pśā ka
a3/// – – – – – k[e] – – [ñca] ño[¯] [¯r] pa [yka]||

Transcription

a1/// – – – – – pikulne paikāwa kete n1 wnolme yaitkorone n2 pat laṃsāte
a2/// – – – – – ñe ñ· keṣ ompostäṃnä n3 a – – – – – – r ṣarmirśke pśāka n4
a3/// – – – – – ke – – ñca ñor payka

Translation

a1On whose command someone made a stūpa...
a2Not... after... a monk... 50...
a3... wrote down (?)...

Other

a1[草泥层风化范围约 5 个字符宽]年我写了(或者:我画了......)。有人依照他的命令修建佛塔, (Zhao and Rong 2020: 108-109)
a2不(?)[草泥层风化范围约 5 个字符宽]......之后......[壁面磨损范围约 4~5 个字符宽]......沙弥五十 (Zhao and Rong 2020: 108-109)
a3/// [草泥层风化范围约 5 个字符宽]他写在......的下面。(或者:他写下了......)|| (Zhao and Rong 2020: 108-109)

Commentary

Philological commentary

n1The editors suggest that 'kete' could refer to the king mentioned in the date who is now lost.
n2yaitkorone is probably a very strange form of yaitkor.
n3According to the editors, this could also be read as 'ñe [tr](o)k[ol]. They also mention the possibility of keṣ being keś, citing Kz-131-ZS-Z-05, but they concede that this kind of mistake is exceedingly rare in Tocharian.
n4The editors claim that this is a 'late' form of piśāka.

References

Edition

Zhao and Rong 2020: 108-109

Translations

Zhao and Rong 2020: a1 (108-109), a2 (108-109), a3 (108-109)

Bibliography

Zhao and Rong 2020

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