• The Zotero library underlying the CEToM bibliography is now public and can be viewed here.
  • We would like to thank Prof. Dr. Thomas Oberlies and Pratik Rumde from the Seminar für Indologie und Tibetologie of the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen for providing our project with scans of the nachlass of Wilhelm Siegling. The nachlass includes letters to and from Siegling throughout his career that are of great importance to the history of the field of Tocharian studies. This material will be published on CEToM, accompanied by transcriptions of the letters, in the course of 2024.


Work in progress


Known as:PK LC 6
Cite this page as:Adrian Musitz. "PK LC 6". In A Comprehensive Edition of Tocharian Manuscripts (CEToM). Created and maintained by Melanie Malzahn, Martin Braun, Hannes A. Fellner, and Bernhard Koller. (accessed 05 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:Letter


Material: on paper


a1/// – [kñu] kṣuṃ ntsa «ra» «pa» «ṣṣe» sa ṅkaṃ ntse pe lykiṃ «†ra» «†pa» «†ṣṣe» «mo» «[k]o» «ke» «pau» «ti» «ś·e» «[w]ai» tsa ñi cai ti ke tsa ṅka n· ka m[ā] nte [p]· – ///
a2/// ·i – – [ṃ] – ·i ///


a1 /// (śa)k ñu kṣuṃntsa rapaṣṣe saṅkaṃntse pelykiṃ moko kepautiś(k)e wai tsañi caitike tsäṅkan(a) kamānte p(iś) ///
a2 /// ·i – – ṃ – ·i ///


a1 In regnal year nineteenn1 , (the day) of Rāp, the Moko Kepautiśke and the tsañi Caitike brought highland barleyn2 for the sake of the saṅgha: five...


Philological commentary

Ching 2010: 449-451.
**Nepautiśke is wrong. It must be read kepautiśke, a name also attested in SI 5874 a7 (cf. also kepautile in SI P 117). The confusion lies in the fact that the 'ka' is written open (cf. the 'ko' in moko) like in some Berlin and Russian documents and that the bottom part is cut off. Thus it looks a lot like 'n' or 't'.
n1 The 'kñu' isn't really legible.
n2 For tsäṅkana as highland barley, cf. Ching 2017: 165-166



Ching 2010: 449-451; Pinault 1994d: 98-99


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.

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.

Pinault 1994d

Pinault, Georges-Jean. 1994d. “Textes économiques koutchéens.”