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PK AS 19.17.X

Known as:PK AS 19.17.X; Pelliot Koutchéen Ancienne Série 19.17 (number in 1982)
Cite this page as:Georges-Jean Pinault; Hannes A. Fellner. "PK AS 19.17.X". In A Comprehensive Edition of Tocharian Manuscripts (CEToM). Created and maintained by Melanie Malzahn, Martin Braun, Hannes A. Fellner, and Bernhard Koller. (accessed 26 Feb. 2024).


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


Expedition code:M 504 (provisional number 1299)
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):6.8 × 14.5 cm
Number of lines:5
Interline spacing:1.2 cm


Images from by courtesy of the Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, Pelliot koutchéen.


a2/// – – e [m]a lya ṣṣe l[y]a [ka] wī [k]e ta ra – ///
a3/// nta ṣṣ[e] la kle wī ka skau me ○ ///
a4/// m[e]ṃ cwī pa lsko ne ka t[k]au ña tse ṅk[e] ta¯ ¯r || ///
a5/// ·[ä] skau me (– – – – –) keṃ – ///
b1/// r·· s̝s̝a lle : ce śa (– – – – –) nne ///
b2/// l·· ra ma ska s̝s̝a lle • o lya [p]o – ·e śā mn· ///
b3/// na tsa ra kaṃ ko yne ta r[k]a ○ ///
b4/// – so yä s̝s̝a lyi l[k]· – – [yw]ā rśka [ñ]ñ· ///
b5/// [ma] s̝[s̝]a lya • [p]o śā m·a [e] ///


a2 n1 /// – – emalyaṣṣe lyak«†ä» wīketär – ///
a3 /// …ntäṣṣe lakle wīkäskau-me ///
a4 /// …meṃ cwī palskone katkauña tseṅketär ॥ ///
a5 /// ·äskau-me – – – – – keṃ – ///
b1 /// r·· ṣṣälle : ce śa – – – – – nne ///
b2 /// l·· ra maskäṣṣälle • olyapo(tsts)e śāmn(a) ///
b3 /// …na tsaräkaṃ koyne tärka(nalle) ///
b4 n2 /// – soyäṣṣälyi lk(ālñesa) ywārśkaññ(e) ///
b5 /// (ya)maṣṣälyapo śām(n)a e… ///


a2 ... the thief of the heat disappears ...
a3 ... I will make disappear the suffering of ... for them ...
a4 ... from ... the joy rises in the mind of this one.
a5 ... I will ... for them ...
b2 ... has to be exchanged like ... More people ...
b3 ... one should emit gushes into the mouth ...
b4 ... they should be satiated by the sight ... in the middle ...
b5 ... it (f.) should be done. All the people ...



This is one of the fragments classified under PK AS 19.17 on the left. It is the left part of a leaf including the string hole which interrupts line 3.

Philological commentary

There are only illegible remnants of akṣaras on this line.
n1 In two instances there is no trace virama after ‹kä› and after ‹rä›. This only reflects the poor state of the fragment.

Linguistic commentary

n2 ywārśkaññe for ywārśkāññe.