• The Zotero library underlying the CEToM bibliography is now public and can be viewed here.
  • We would like to thank Prof. Dr. Thomas Oberlies and Pratik Rumde from the Seminar für Indologie und Tibetologie of the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen for providing our project with scans of the nachlass of Wilhelm Siegling. The nachlass includes letters to and from Siegling throughout his career that are of great importance to the history of the field of Tocharian studies. This material will be published on CEToM, accompanied by transcriptions of the letters, in the course of 2024.


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PK AS 19.14.Y

Known as:PK AS 19.14.Y; Pelliot Koutchéen Ancienne Série 19.14 (number in 1982)
Cite this page as:Georges-Jean Pinault; Hannes A. Fellner. "PK AS 19.14.Y". In A Comprehensive Edition of Tocharian Manuscripts (CEToM). Created and maintained by Melanie Malzahn, Martin Braun, Hannes A. Fellner, and Bernhard Koller. (accessed 02 Dec. 2023).


Editor:Georges-Jean Pinault; Hannes A. Fellner
Date of online publication:2014-07


Expedition code:M 504 (provisional number 1157)
Collection:Bibliothèque nationale de France, fonds Pelliot Koutchéen (Paris)

Language and Script

Linguistic stage:classical

Text contents

Title of the work:Pratītyasamutpāda
Text genre:Literary
Text subgenre:Abhidharma


Manuscript:PK AS 19
Material: ink on paper
Size (h × w):5.5 × 10.5 cm
Number of lines:5
Interline spacing:1.2 cm



a1/// ·ma ka [n]ma skeṃ ///
a2/// kl· tsa ne nu wä s̝s̝aṃ m· wl· śke ///
a3/// śka ñ – – nya tse¯ ¯ñ ske nta cai śr· ///
a4/// ·au ·ai ·e e [ka] ñi ññe nta pā kri ma ske ///


a1 /// (-n)ma känmaskeṃ ///
a2 /// kl(au)tsane nuwäṣṣäṃ m(ā) wl(ai)śke ///
a3 /// …śkañ – – nyatseñ skenta cai śr· ///
a4 /// (n)au(nt)ai(n)e ekañiññenta pākri mäske(ntär) ///


a1 ... the ... are coming ...
a2 ... they shout into the ears not softly ...
a3 ... the ... because of distress they are, these ...
a4 ... the possessions become visible in the street ...



This is the larger one of the fragments classified under PK AS 19.14 on the right. It is the right part of a leaf, but it remains impossible to tell if it belongs to the same fragment as PK AS 19.14.X. The preliminary verso side has no visible text on it. It is quite possible that only one layer of the original leaf has been preserved.

Philological commentary

There are only illegible remnants of akṣaras on this line.