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PK LC 36

Known as:PK LC 36
Cite this page as:Adrian Musitz. "PK LC 36". 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-pklc36 (accessed 26 May 2024).


Editor:Adrian Musitz


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

Language and Script


Text contents

Text genre:Non-literary
Text subgenre:Letter


Material: on paper
Number of lines:6


a1/// ·ñ· [p]tā s· sp· w·
a2/// [w]s· wa śwā ra kaṃ nte piśā ka
a3/// ·ū ta te we ca rkwa ri ka mā te
a4/// [w]· ka[ṃ] nte śwā rka ñi¯ ¯ś lyi pā re o mo rki ñye sa ka ṅkā laṃ
a5/// ·[e] – l·ā wa ya l[t]·e ysā re pe plya ṅko rṣṣeṃ wi ca kaṃ nma
a6/// ·e /// /// ·e ///


a1/// ·ñ(a)ptās(e) sp·
a2/// ws(ā)wa śwāra käṃnte piśāka
a3/// (p)ūtatewe carkwari kamāte
a4/// w(i) käṃnte śwārka ñiś lyipāre omorkiñyesa kaṅkālaṃ
a5/// ·e (kä)l(w)āwa yalt(s)e ysāre peplyaṅkorṣṣeṃ wi cakaṃnma
a6/// ·e /// /// ·e ///


a2/// I gave... : four hundred and fifty...
a3/// Pūtatewe brought carkwari.
a4/// ... two hundred and fourty were left to me. The animal skeletons as omorkiñe ///n
a5/// I received... : one hundred, for the selling of wheatn : two piculs.


Philological commentary

For a discussion of kaṅkālaṃ, cf. Ching 2011: 182 and Ching 2017: 174.
I interpret ysāre as the direct object of peplyaṅkorṣṣeṃ (for a similar construction, cf. PK DA M 507.19 a12.



Ching 2010: 398; Ching 2011: 182


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.

Ching 2011

Ching, Chao-jung. 2011. “重议柘厥望议 – 以早期探险队记录与 库车出土文书为 中心.” Xīyù Wénshǐ – Literature & History of the Western Regions 6: 167–89.

Ching 2017

Ching, Chao-jung. 2017. 吐火罗语世俗文献与古代龟兹历史 – Tocharian secular texts and the history of Ancient Kucha. Beijing: Peking University Press.