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PK LC 27

Known as:PK LC 27
Cite this page as:Adrian Musitz. "PK LC 27". 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-pklc27 (accessed 23 Jun. 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

Object

Material: on paper
Number of lines:5

Transliteration

a1– – – – ·[t]· [r]· [m]·¯ ¯r śk· [p]l· wa[¯] [¯]ñä [n]· ·[k]· m· ma¯ ¯s
a2wi rya ryau pteṃ tsa mo ytsā¯ ¯m ma skau me ñi śkai pa¯ ¯st plā wa¯ ¯ñä wa ssī mā ne
a3sa¯ ¯ñä ce wä nta ne rke mā ma¯ ¯s ka rtse śo mmo tā ka tri ce śa kne米
b1prā ña te
b2wi [s]ya

Transcription

a1– – – – ·t· r(a)m(e)r śk(a) pl(ā)wañ n(er)k(e) m(ā) mas n1
a2wiryaryaupteṃ tsamo ytsām maskau-me ñiśkai päst plāwañ wassī ne-
a3-sa-ñ ce wänta«re» nerke mas kärtse śommo tāka n2 trice śakne n3
b1prāñate-
b2-wisya

Translation

a1/// Quickly send... to me! Don't make delay! 米
a2(To) Wiryaryaupten4 . I make much ytsām for us/you/them. Send the ñiśka back to me! I have no clothing.
a3Do not delay this matter! Be a good person! (In the) third (month) on day ten.
b1+Of Prāñatewe.n5

Commentary

Philological commentary

n1Chinese signature mǐ 米, one of the characteristic Sogdian surnames (Ching 2010: 233).
n2tāka is a late form of ptāka (Ching 2010: 232, following Pinault).
n4Maybe a mistake for Wiryaupte? There is a space of one akṣara between this word and the next. Maybe this is a kind of shortened form of address, where instead of the phrase yṣuwarsa pärk-, we just have the name of the adressee.
n5Prāñatewisya might be a strange form of Prajñādevasya.

References

Edition

Ching 2010: 232-233; Pinault 0000: 100-101

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.

Pinault 0000

Pinault, Georges-Jean. 0000. “Textes économiques koutchéens.”