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PK LC 18

Known as:PK LC 18
Cite this page as:Adrian Musitz. "PK LC 18". In A Comprehensive Edition of Tocharian Manuscripts (CEToM). Created and maintained by Melanie Malzahn, Martin Braun, Hannes A. Fellner, and Bernhard Koller. https://cetom.univie.ac.at/?m-pklc18 (accessed 28 May 2024).

Edition

Editor:Adrian Musitz

Provenience

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

Language and Script

Language:TB

Text contents

Text genre:Non-literary
Text subgenre:Letter
Verse/Prose:prose

Object

Material: on paper
Number of lines:3

Transliteration

a1/// – (– – –) [sa]¯ ¯k ca mpeṃ ta tte [s]ā ts·¯ ¯m k· ·ñ· ///
a2/// ÷ ///
a3/// – ··e ·i ··e a bhi prā yaṃ 布 ///

Transcription

a1/// – – – – – sak campeṃ tatte ts(ā)m ·ñ· ///
a2n1 /// ///
a3/// – ·e ·i ·· e abhiprāyaṃ n2 ///

Translation

a1/// ... they can... happiness... Tatte...///
a2/// ... Intention 布n .

Commentary

Philological commentary

It isn't really clear what the Sanskrit word abhiprāya 'intention' is doing here. It even is in the accusative! Might this line actually be written in Sanskrit?
n1A horizontal line only.
n2Chinese signature bù 布 (literally “cloth”), compare PK LC 20.

References

Edition

Ching 2010: 147-148

Bibliography

Ching 2010

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