• 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 112

Known as:THT 112; B 112; Prelim. No. 489; Pencil No. 2013(?); THT 1576.c
Cite this page as:"THT 112". In A Comprehensive Edition of Tocharian Manuscripts (CEToM). Created and maintained by Melanie Malzahn, Martin Braun, Hannes A. Fellner, and Bernhard Koller. (accessed 11 Dec. 2023).


Main find spot:Siŋgim
Specific find spot:Sängimer Schlucht
Expedition code:T II S 46.2
Collection:Berlin Turfan Collection (BBAW)

Language and Script

Linguistic stage:late

Text contents

Text genre:Literary
Text subgenre:Buddha legend
Verse/Prose:prose; verse


Manuscript:THT 107f.
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/// [kt]e ka ṣṣi ntse wyā ka ri ta ṣṣe re ki so ///
a2/// ·e ne ñe mka lywe : 1 || śa rsa a ṣa ñi k· ///
a3/// [ssu] bā rā ṇa si ri e tsu wai ṛ ṣi va [d]· ///
a4/// mā rñi kte sa wa¯ ¯t bra mñi kte sa [wa] ///
a5/// wno lme¯ ¯s ta ṅkwaṃ ntsi¯ ¯ś ///
a6/// ya ma ṣṣi cā ///
b1/// ynu ca • ta ne ///
b2/// s· ste • ta yi ya¯ ¯k ///
b3/// t· rka lñe • ā ke sa lkā lñe • n· ///
b4/// ntaṃ¯ ¯s e mpreṃ tsñe seṃ se ste • sāṃ klyo mña o ///
b5/// 7 ka lymi sa o mpa lsko ññe o kta [nt]e – ///
b6/// : ma kte we ñā re u pa de śne ka ṣṣi ///


a1 /// kte käṣṣintse wyākaritäṣṣe reki so ///
a2 /// ·ene ñemṅ kälywe : 1 ॥ śarsa aṣañik(e) ///
a3 /// ssu bārāṇasi ri etsuwai ṛṣivad(aṃ) ///
a4 /// mārñiktesa wat bramñiktesa wa ///
a5 /// wnolmes täṅkwaṃntsiś ///
a6 /// yamaṣṣi cā ///
b1 /// ynuca • tane ///
b2 /// s· ste • tayiyak ///
b3 /// t(a)rkalñe • ākesa lkālñe • n· ///
b4 /// ntäṃs empreṃtsñe seṃ se ste • sāṃ klyomña o ///
b5 /// 7 kalymisa ompalskoññe oktante (8) ///
b6 /// : mäkte weñāre upadeśne käṣṣi ///



This fragment was erroneously reclassified as THT 1576.c.

Alternative linguistic/paleographic classifications

Peyrot 2008b L


Online access

IDP: THT 112, THT 1576c; TITUS: THT 112, THT 1576


Sieg and Siegling 1953: 49-50; Tamai 2007a: №1576



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

Peyrot 2008b

Peyrot, Michaël. 2008b. Variation and change in Tocharian B. Vol. 15. Leiden Studies in Indo-European. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi.

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.

Tamai 2007a

Tamai, Tatsushi. 2007a. “A preliminary edition of unpublished texts from the Berlin Turfan Collection.” Thesaurus indogermanischer Text- und Sprachmaterialien (TITUS): Tocharian manuscripts from the Berlin Turfan collection.


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