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PS Stotra I.42

Known as:PS Stotra I.42
Cite this page as:Michaël Peyrot. "PS Stotra I.42". 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-psstotrai42 (accessed 16 Jul. 2024).


Editor:Michaël Peyrot


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

Language and Script

Language:Skt.; TB

Text contents

Title of the work:Śatapañcāśatka (Prasādapratibhodbhava) of Mātṛceṭa
Passage:vv. 148-152
Text genre:Literary
Text subgenre:Colophon


Material: ink on paper
Number of lines:5?


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


a1/// /// /// [¯]m[] 100 [40] ///
a2/// – /// /// – – – – – – – – – ///
a3/// : 100 50 [a] /// /// ya ma ///
a4/// te gu ·[āṃ] ///
b2/// – cā ry[a] ///
b3/// yā tka pai [k]· /// /// s· ·[m]· ///
b4/// /// /// mp· • so¯ ¯[y]ä ///
b5/// /// /// a knā tsa ///


a1/// /// /// m 100-40 ///
a2/// – /// /// – – – – – – – – – ///
a3/// : 100-50 a /// /// yam a ///
a4/// te gu·āṃ ///
b2/// – cārya ///
b3/// yātka paik(atsi) /// /// ·m· ///
b4/// /// /// mp·soy ///
b5/// /// /// aknātsa ///


b3ordered to be written


Linguistic commentary

In line a3, the two akṣaras (prame of PPU 151a aprameyam asaṃkhyeyam are missing between the two fragments. It is therefore certain that the inf. ending tsi was lost in the lacuna in b3. Moreover, the in b3 after the lacuna is not in a ligature, so that it cannot be tsi.

Philological commentary

This colophon is found at the end of the Śatapañcāśatka (Prasādapratibhodbhava) of Mātṛceṭa. The Tocharian text, identified by Pinault 2007: 208, is longer, covering apparently three lines, but apart from aknātsa 'fool' no text reconstruction is possible.
Line a1 = PPU 148d; line a2 = PPU 150a; a3 = PPU 151a; a4 = PPU 152a; b2 = PPU end.


Two small fragments from the same leaf; the Śatapañcāśatka is followed by a colophon and a text in TB.The left-hand fragment measures 3.0 cms in height and 3.0 cms in width and contains parts of lines a2-4 and b2-3. The right-hand fragment, measuring 3.9 cms in height and 3.1 cms in width, contains parts of lines a1-3 and b3-5 and preserves the upper margin of the recto (lower margin of the verso).



Peyrot 2015b: 111; Pinault 2007: 208


Peyrot 2015b

Peyrot, Michaël. 2015b. “Notes on Tocharian glosses and colophons in Sanskrit manuscripts II.” Tocharian and indo-European Studies 16: 107–30.

Pinault 2007

Pinault, Georges-Jean. 2007. “Concordance des manuscrits tokhariens du fonds Pelliot.” In Instrumenta Tocharica, edited by Melanie Malzahn, 163–219. Heidelberg: Winter.