• 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.


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PK NS 153

Known as:PK NS 153
Cite this page as:Athanaric Huard. "PK NS 153". In A Comprehensive Edition of Tocharian Manuscripts (CEToM). Created and maintained by Melanie Malzahn, Martin Braun, Hannes A. Fellner, and Bernhard Koller. (accessed 02 Dec. 2023).


Editor:Athanaric Huard


Main find spot:Duldur-Akhur
Specific find spot:Grande porte
Expedition code:DA Gpte

Language and Script



Material: ink on paper
Number of lines:4


a1/// yyi tā [k]· ///
a2/// ○ tā ko¯ ¯yä [ñ]· ///
a3/// ○ pyo pra lya – ///
a4/// mye pi śau moṃ ntse : to – ///
b1/// reṃ ma nta¯ ¯k wro tse k· ///
b2/// ○ kre ntaṃ tsnā ki ///
b3/// ○ wa lke pre ·[e] ///
b4/// tū meṃ kl(·)au ///


a1 /// yyi tāk(oy) ///
a2 /// tākoy ñ· ///
a3 /// (pyā)pyo pralya – ///
a4 /// (aiśau)myepi śaumoṃntse : to ///
b1 /// reṃ mäntak wrotse k· ///
b2 /// krentaṃts nāki ///
b3 /// walke pre(k)e ///
b4 /// tūmeṃ klau ///


a1 … may s/he …
a2 … may s/he …
a3 … flower that has to be carried …
a4 … of the wise human …
b1 … just so the great …
b2 … blame of the good ones …
b3 … for a long time …
b4 … then …