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PK AS 16.9.1

Known as:PK AS 16.9.1; Pelliot Koutchéen Ancienne Série 16.9.1; PK AS 16.9A
Cite this page as:Georges-Jean Pinault; Melanie Malzahn. "PK AS 16.9.1". In A Comprehensive Edition of Tocharian Manuscripts (CEToM). Created and maintained by Melanie Malzahn, Martin Braun, Hannes A. Fellner, and Bernhard Koller. (accessed 22 Apr. 2024).


Editor:Georges-Jean Pinault; Melanie Malzahn
Date of online publication:2015-05-26


Main find spot:Duldur-akur
Expedition code:DA GPte
Collection:Bibliothèque nationale de France, fonds Pelliot Koutchéen (Paris)

Language and Script

Linguistic stage:classical

Text contents

Title of the work:Supriyanāṭaka
Text genre:Literary
Text subgenre:Drama
Verse/Prose:prose; verse


Material: ink on paper
Size (h × w):9.6 × 10.8 cm
Number of lines:7
Interline spacing:1.3 cm


a1/// mn(·) ///
a2/// (·)o y[ñ]ä • ma ///
a3/// lyi yai ma kte ñ(·) k(·) ///
a4/// – k[o¯] [¯y]ñ[ä] a ka lye ///
a5/// r(·) rsa i sta kī ///
a6/// (·)ñ(·) ci ///
a7/// [rp](·)¯ ¯m (·)(·)[ṃ] ///
b1/// ··(·)ṃ ts[e] ///
b2/// ye¯ ¯ñä ///
b3/// [k](·) sta rya : a [l](·) ///
b4/// nts[ā] ṣṣa te sa [la] ///
b5/// yo ///
b6/// [m](·) (–) [s](·) [k](·)¯ ¯s̝ ///
b7/// [l](·)[ṃ] ///


a1 /// mn· ///
a2 n1 /// ·oy-ñ«†ä» • mä(kte) ///
a3 /// (yo)lyiyai mäkte ñ(a)k(e) ///
a4 n1 /// – koy-ñ akalye ///
a5 n2 /// …r·rsa ista-k ī… ///
a6 /// ·ñ· ci… ///
a7 n3 /// rp·m ··ṃ ///
b1 /// ···ṃtse ///
b2 /// …yeñ ///
b3 n4 /// k·s tarya : al· ///
b4 n5 /// …ntsāṣṣa tesa la… ///
b5 /// …yo… ///
b6 /// m· – s·k·ṣ ///
b7 /// l·ṃ ///


a2 ... would ... for me. How ...
a3 ... the bad [fem.] ... . How now ...
a4 ... would ... for me the study ...
a5 ... suddently ...
b3 ... three [fem.] ...
b4 ... therefore ...



Small fragment with a well-preserved script, probably just right from the string hole. Does not belong to the other Supriya fragments. Recto and verso are unclear; at the beginning of line a4 a small piece has been wrongly placed; the piece between lines 4 and 5 also does not seem to belong here.

Philological commentary

n1 oy-ñ and koy-ñ are the end of optative forms plus suffix pronoun.
n2 -r(·)rsa is the end of a perlative from an abstract of a root ending in -r.
n3 rp(·)m is most likely a 1st person verbal form from a root ending in -rp.
n4 [k](·)s or [r](·)s.
n5 -ntsāṣṣa is a fem. adjective made from a stem in °ntsa-.