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PK DA M 507.20

Known as:PK DA M 507.20; PK Cp 20
Cite this page as:Adrian Musitz. "PK DA M 507.20". In A Comprehensive Edition of Tocharian Manuscripts (CEToM). Created and maintained by Melanie Malzahn, Martin Braun, Hannes A. Fellner, and Bernhard Koller. (accessed 06 Dec. 2023).


Editor:Adrian Musitz


Collection:Bibliothèque nationale de France, fonds Pelliot Koutchéen (Paris)

Language and Script


Text contents

Text genre:Non-literary
Text subgenre:Account


Material: on paper
Number of lines:7


a1/// lne ṣka cce meṃ ne ṣu kme ña ntse ne
a2/// ·w· ma ṣṣe o ko ṣe ya¯ ¯p śka ka lwā
a3/// – ṅka ntse śwa si ṣe ya¯ ¯p klā te cā¯ ¯k 1
a4/// ṣṣai meṃ o ko ṣṣai ysā re klā te śwā ra
a5/// ke rca pi śke ntse ka pci
a6/// [su] ta ne ku ṣai meṃ ya¯ ¯p klā nte ta rya
a7/// [p]i śke ku ṣai nmeṃ ya¯ ¯p klā te wi ca


a1 /// (piku)lne ṣkacce meṃne ṣuk meñantsene
a2 /// (ñ)w(e)maṣṣe okoṣe yap śka kälwā-
a3 -(wa) /// (sa)ṅkantse śwasiṣe yap klāte cāk 1
a4 /// (ku)ṣṣaimeṃ okoṣṣai ysāre klāte śwāra
a5 /// kercapiśkentse kapci
a6 /// sutane kuṣaimeṃ yap klānte tarya
a7 /// (kerca)piśke kuṣainmeṃ yap klāte wi ca-


a1 /// In the ... year, in the sixth month, on day of the month seven, ...
a2 /// I also obtained fresh ripened grain...
a3 /// ... brought barley for the consumption of the saṅgha: 1 picul.
a4 /// ... brought ripened grain from the village: four...
a5 /// (This is) Kercapiśke's finger-measure.
a6 /// (someone and) Sutane brought barley from the village: three...
a7 /// Kercapiśke brought barley from the village: two piculs.



Ching 2010: 173; Pinault 1994d: 25-26


Ching 2010

Ching, Chao-jung. 2010. “Secular documents in Tocharian: Buddhist economy and society in the Kucha region.” PhD thesis, Paris: École Pratique des Hautes Études.

Pinault 1994d

Pinault, Georges-Jean. 1994d. “Textes économiques koutchéens.”