• 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.


Work in progress

THT 103

Known as:THT 103; B 103; Bleistiftnummer 2321
Cite this page as:"THT 103". In A Comprehensive Edition of Tocharian Manuscripts (CEToM). Created and maintained by Melanie Malzahn, Martin Braun, Hannes A. Fellner, and Bernhard Koller. (accessed 01 Dec. 2023).


Main find spot:Šorčuq
Expedition code:T III Š 94.21
Collection:Berlin Turfan Collection (BBAW)

Language and Script

Linguistic stage:classical

Text contents

Title of the work:Subhāṣitagaveṣin-Jātaka
Text genre:Literary
Text subgenre:Jātaka/Avadāna
Verse/Prose:prose; verse


Manuscript:Araṇemi α
Material: ink on paper
Number of lines:6


Images from by courtesy of the International Dunhuang Project, the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, and the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Orientabteilung.


a1– – ññu mā ṣñi pro sko ///
a2·[k]· kau ṅke : pi¯ ¯śä cm· ///
a3[k]· we ñu ne mā wa lke [p]· [nt]· ///
a4cce sa pkwa lle ne saṃ kne ta¯ ¯rñä ///
a5ne ma sa || wa lo we s̝s̝aṃ ma sa ñ[a] ///
a6a rpse ma ne jñā na sthi te g[u] ///
b1wa [l]· ste to tt· ā kte k· ññ· ///
b2we s̝s̝aṃ o ro tstse ca mpa mñe [cc]u ///
b3tsi || ce po sta¯ ¯k yu rṣai ññe ///
b4yeṃ kuse klyau ṣyeṃ po pa ña kti tā [ko] ///
b5pe lai kne ṣṣe nau m·e ///
b6– [k]·ā tsa ññe o [r]ka ///


a1 – – ññu mā ñi prosko ///
a2 ·k·kau ṅke : piś cm(e) ///
a3 k· weñune mā walke p· nt· ///
a4 ccesa pkwalle nesäṃ knetär-ñ ///
a5 ne masawalo weṣṣäṃ masa ña ///
a6 ṣärpsemane jñānasthite gu ///
b1 wal(o) ste tott(e) āktek(a)ññ(e) ///
b2 weṣṣäṃ orotstse campamñeccu ///
b3 tsi ॥ ce postak yurṣaiññe ///
b4 yeṃ kuse klyauṣyeṃ po pañakti tāko ///
b5 pelaikneṣṣe naum(y)e ///
b6 – k·ātsaññe orka ///


Online access

IDP: THT 103; TITUS: THT 103


Sieg and Siegling 1953: 38



“The International Dunhuang Project: The Silk Road Online.” n.d.

Sieg and Siegling 1953

Sieg, Emil, and Wilhelm Siegling. 1953. Tocharische Sprachreste. Sprache B, Heft 2. Fragmente Nr. 71-633. Edited by Werner Thomas. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.


Gippert, Jost, Katharina Kupfer, Christiane Schaefer, and Tatsushi Tamai. n.d. “Thesaurus Indogermanischer Text- und Sprachmaterialien (TITUS): Tocharian Manuscripts from the Berlin Turfan Collection.”