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PK NS 161

Known as:PK NS 161
Cite this page as:Athanaric Huard. "PK NS 161". In A Comprehensive Edition of Tocharian Manuscripts (CEToM). Created and maintained by Melanie Malzahn, Martin Braun, Hannes A. Fellner, and Bernhard Koller. (accessed 06 Dec. 2023).


Editor:Athanaric Huard


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


a1/// (·)m· ///
a2/// [k]s· ñpo : māka p· [ñ]· ///
a3/// ○ sā¯ ¯u tsā ro śā m[ñ]e ///
a4/// [pa] ○ lwo yeṃ tā¯ ¯u tsā ///
a5/// [ts]o pi ye ntra ywā rcno ksa yākṣi mc· ///
a6/// ñca ña ke ñi śt[oṃ] pwā ra po [pa] ///
b1/// kl· ya ma skeṃ • tn·¯ ¯k w[e]¯ ¯[s] [m·] ///
b2/// n· ṣṣe a kā lksa sa¯ ¯m mcu ṣke a lye [k]·e ///
b3/// c(·)a ○ ṅko sne || ta ne ñ· ///
b4/// ○ a raṃ cka kā ma rmeṃ ///
b5/// a raṃ ñce ṣa ñ(·)e m· ///
b6/// – s̝[s̝]aṃ • – ///


a1 /// (·)m· ///
a2 /// ks· ñ po : māka p(a)ñ(äkti) ///
a3 /// sāu tsāro śāmñe ///
a4 /// pälwoyeṃ tāu tsā(rane) ///
a5 /// tsopiyenträ ywārc no ksa yākṣi mc(uṣkeṃ) ///
a6 /// ñca ñake ñiś toṃn1 pwāra po pän2 ///
b1 /// (la)kl(e) yamaskeṃ • tn(e)k wes m· ///
b2 /// (pañäktäññe) (per)n(e)ṣṣe akālksa sam mcuṣke alyek(n)e (camelne) ///
b3 /// caṅk= osne ॥ tane ñ(ake) ///
b4 /// araṃc kakāmarmeṃ ///
b5 n3 /// araṃñce ṣañ(·)em · ///
b6 /// (we)ṣṣäṃ • – ///


a2 … many Buddha lords …
a3 … this monastery … human …
a4 … they would lament (in) the monastery …
a5 … some demons amidst crushed the prince …   
a6 … Now I … this fire …   
b1 … they do … Here we …
b2 … By the wish for the dignity (of Buddhahood), this prince in another (birth)…
b3 … then4 waist … in the house. Then now …
b4 … having brought the heart …
b5 … in the heart … by oneself (?)…
b6 … s/he says …


Philological commentary

n1 toṃ and tau could easily be confused, but only toṃ makes sense in this context.
n2 At the end of the line, one may restore pälkṣantär ‘they burn’.
n3 Maybe to be restored as ṣañ ñem, presumably ‘by oneself’, see // s· araṃśne salāte-ne • kUcatākmeṃ ṣañem ette ṣallāte • ‘… hüpfte in ihrem Herzen, [und] sie stürzte sich vom Söller herab’ (THT 109 b2; tr. Schmidt 1974: 279, 311).
n3 This translation of caṅke will be justified in a forthcoming publication.


Schmidt 1974

Schmidt, Klaus T. 1974. “Die Gebrauchsweisen des Mediums im Tocharischen.” PhD thesis, Universität Göttingen.