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PK DA M 507.4

Known as:PK DA M 507.4; PK Cp 4
Cite this page as:Adrian Musitz. "PK DA M 507.4". In A Comprehensive Edition of Tocharian Manuscripts (CEToM). Created and maintained by Melanie Malzahn, Martin Braun, Hannes A. Fellner, and Bernhard Koller. (accessed 10 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:16


a1me ñe wa te śa kṣe ne ke rca – – ///
a2to wä pi¯ ¯ś 5 ///
a3śa ko kne sa ṅka ntse śwa si ///
a4i kaṃ o kne ci trau pte sa ///
a5me ñe tri te pi¯ ¯ś me ña nts· ///
a6to wä ta rya 3
a7i kaṃ ne sa ṅka ntse śwa si ṣa – [ā] ///
a8me ñe ā ra
a9me śta rte śwe¯ ¯r me ña ntse ne ///
a10śa kṣu kne sa ṅka «ntse» śwa si ///
a11i kaṃ trai yne sa ṅka ntse si ṣa na
a12me ñe [ā] – ///
a13me ñe ṅkte wi me ña ntse ne sa ṅka [nt]·
a14i kaṃ ne sa ṅka ntse śwa si ṣa – [ā] ///
a15me ñe ā ra ///
a16me ñe ṣka ste pra ti wa tne sa [ṅ]· – ///


a1 meñe wate śak ṣene kerca(piśke) ///
a2 towä piś 5 ///
a3 śak okne saṅkantse śwasi(ṣana) (āka) ///
a4 ikäṃ okne citraupte sa ///
a5 meñe trite piś meñants(ene) ///
a6 towä tarya 3 ///
a7 ikäṃne saṅkantse śwasiṣa(na) ā(ka) ///
a8 meñe āra ///
a9 me«ñe» śtarte śwer meñantsene ///
a10 śak ṣukne saṅkantse śwasi(ṣana) (āka) ///
a11 ikäṃ traiyne saṅkantse «śwa»siṣana (āka) ///
a12 meñe ā(ra) ///
a13 meñe «pi»ṅkte wi meñantsene saṅkant(se) ///
a14 ikäṃne saṅkantse śwasiṣa(na) ā(ka) ///
a15 meñe āra ///
a16 meñe ṣkaste pratiwatne saṅ(kantse) ///


a1 Second month. On day eleven, Kercapiśke... ///
a2 ... five pecks 5. ///
a3 On day eighteen, the āka-millet for the consumption of the saṅgha... ///
a4 On day twenty eight, Citraupte... ///
a5 Third month. On day of the month five... ///
a6 ... three pecks 3. ///
a7 On day twenty, āka-millet for consumption of the saṅgha... ///
a8 The month has ended. ///
a9 Fourth month. On day of the month four...///
a10 On day seventeen, āka-millet for consumption of the saṃgha... ///
a11 On day twenty three, āka-millet for consumption of the saṃgha...///
a12 The month has ended. ///
a13 Fifth month. On day of the month two, for the saṃgha... ///
a14 On day twenty, āka-millet for consumption of the saṃgha... ///
a15 The month has ended.
a16 Sixth month. On the day of the new moon...



Ching 2010: 197-198; Pinault 1994d: 4-5


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.”