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SHT 745

Known as:SHT 745
Cite this page as:Michaël Peyrot. "SHT 745". 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-sht745 (accessed 20 May 2024).

Edition

Editor:Michaël Peyrot

Provenience

Main find spot:Unknown
Collection:Berlin Turfan Collection

Language and Script

Language:TB
Linguistic stage:classical
Script:classical

Text contents

Text genre:Literary
Text subgenre:Colophon
Verse/Prose:prose

Object

Material: ink on paper
Form:Poṭhī
Size (h × w):4.8 × 6 cm

Images

Transliteration

a3/// po s[ta]¯ ¯[k] – [mā] ne mo [k]· ///

Transcription

a3(ce) postak (ṣa)māne mok(ṣacandre) (paikāte)

Translation

a3(This) book (has written) monk Mokṣa(candra)

Commentary

Linguistic commentary

An alternative restoration is given in Waldschmidt 1968a: 415-6 - (se) postak (ṣa)māne mok(ṣa...i ṣarsa papaikau) “(This) book [has been] (written by the hand of) the monk Mokṣa(candra)”. As the reason for giving up this interpretation, Peyrot 2014: 135-6, fn.5, states the fact that sucha construction would require the opblique case (ṣa)māneṃ, as pointed out to him by Georges-Jean Pinault (p.c.), who also noted, that, while the restoration suggested by Hirotoshi Ogihara (p.c.) (ce) postak (ṣa)māne mok(ṣacandre paikatsi yātka) “Monk Mokṣa(candra ordered to write this book)” was grammatically possible, it seemed unlikely that a monk could order a book to be written (p.c.).

Philological commentary

Alternative names beginning with Mokṣa- are Mokṣagupte, Mokṣamitre, Mokṣarakṣite, Mokṣawarme, Mokṣasene and Mokṣasome (Adams 1999: 474-475), Peyrot 2014: 136.

References

Online access

IDP: SHT 745

other

Peyrot 2014: 133, 135-6

Bibliography

Adams 1999

Adams, Douglas Q. 1999. A dictionary of Tocharian B. Leiden Studies in Indo-European 10. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi.

IDP

“The International Dunhuang Project: The Silk Road Online.” n.d. http://idp.bl.uk.

Peyrot 2014

Peyrot, Michaël. 2014. “Notes on Tocharian glosses and colophons in Sanskrit manuscripts I.” Tocharian and Indo-European Studies 15: 131–79.

Waldschmidt 1968a

Waldschmidt, Ernst. 1968a. Sanskrithandschriften aus den Turfanfunden. Teil II. Faksimile-Wiedergaben einer Auswahl von Vinaya- und Sūtrahandschriften nebst einer Bearbeitung davon noch nicht publizierter Stücke. Im Verein mit Walter Clawiter und Lore Sander-Holzmann. Vol. 2. Verzeichnis der orientalischen Handschriften in Deutschland 10. Wiesbaden: Steiner.