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PK NS 4

Known as:PK NS 4; Pelliot Koutchéen Nouvelle Série 4
Cite this page as:Georges-Jean Pinault; Hannes A. Fellner (collaborator). "PK NS 4". 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-pkns4 (accessed 17 Jul. 2024).

Edition

Editor:Georges-Jean Pinault; Hannes A. Fellner (collaborator)

Provenience

Main find spot:Subashi
Collection:Bibliothèque nationale de France, fonds Pelliot Koutchéen (Paris)

Language and Script

Language:TA
Script:classical

Text contents

Text genre:Literary
Text subgenre:Medicine/Magic
Verse/Prose:prose; verse
Meter:M18

Object

Manuscript:PK NS 1-6
Material: ink on paper
Form:Poṭhī
Size (h × w):5.3 × 15.5 cm
Number of lines:4
Interline spacing:1.3 cm

Images

Images from gallica.bnf.fr by courtesy of the Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Manuscrits, Pelliot koutchéen.

Transliteration

a1śtwa· śtwa rsa rki ya [ṣ]ne ṣṣā ñā ṭa kla we tñi pu¯ ¯k suva ntsi k[ṣ]i – – – – tsa lpā lu ne
a2– ṣṣa lyi [tra] ā ○ l·ā śśi kna lu ne [pr]e [ṣ]· pa¯ ¯t tñi : śri ñka t – vi ṣṇu ma hi śva
a3r] ta ta rku¯ ¯ṣ [swaṃ] [ce] ○ ta mtu yā kā pyā mtsā¯ ¯r : p· s· nuṃ ṣo tre ā kṣñā mci ni mn[ā]
a4– ·ñi s̝paṃ lyā ka¯ ¯s̝t [m]a hā de veṃ : 1 | 4 1 4 | ba hu da ntā ka[ṃ] śtwa rne ṣśtwa rya

Transcription

1aa1n1 śtwa(r)śtwar särki yaṣ neṣ ṣāñā ṭa klawe tñi puk suvantsi kṣi – – – (:)
1btsälpālune a2n1ṣṣalyi ; trä āl·āśśi knalune ; preṣ(i) pat tñi :
1cśriñkätviṣṇu mahiśvaa3rn1 ; tatärkuṣ swaṃce täm tu ; yākā pyāmtsār :
1d nuṃ ṣotre ākṣñām-ci ; nimnā a4n1n2(l)ñi ṣpäṃ lyākaṣt ; mahādeveṃ : 1
। 4 1 4 । bahudantākaṃ śtwar neṣ śtwar ya

Translation

a1a2 ... The goddess Śrī, Viṣnu, Mahīśvara
a3have emitted rays. You pay homage to that. ... again I will explain to you the sign.

Commentary

Remarks

This is an almost complete leaf with damages on the margin. The leaf number is lost. The string hole is damaged and interrupts line 2 and 3. There are traces of horizontal and vertical ruling. The script is less formal than in the average TA manuscript. On one side of the leaf the akṣaras of another leaf are imprinted covering the original akṣaras almost completely. Unfortunately, this provisional verso side thus will have to remain without transliteration (for now).

Philological commentary

n1The metrical passage here has 4 x 18 syllables with a rhythm 7/7/4.
n2The metrical passage in the tune bahudantāka presumably is 4 x 25 syllables with a rhythm 5/5/8/7 or 7/8.