CEToM | PK LC 18

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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&outputformat=print (accessed 25 Feb. 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 k· ·ñ· ///
a2 n1 /// ///
a3 /// – ·e ·i ·· e abhiprāyaṃ 布n2 ///

Translation

a1 /// ... they can... happiness... Tatte...///
a2 /// ... Intention 布n3 .

Commentary

Philological commentary

n1 A horizontal line only.
n2 Chinese signature bù 布 (literally “cloth”), compare PK LC 20.
n3 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?

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 thesis, Paris: École Pratique des Hautes Études.

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