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THT 1125.e

Known as:THT 1125.e; KVāc Fragment E
Cite this page as:Hannes A. Fellner; Theresa Illés. "THT 1125.e". In A Comprehensive Edition of Tocharian Manuscripts (CEToM). Created and maintained by Melanie Malzahn, Martin Braun, Hannes A. Fellner, and Bernhard Koller. (accessed 12 Apr. 2024).


Editor:Hannes A. Fellner; Theresa Illés


Main find spot:Unknown
Collection:Berlin Turfan Collection (BBAW)

Language and Script

Linguistic stage:classical

Text contents

Title of the work:Karmavācanā
Text genre:Literary
Text subgenre:Vinaya


Manuscript:THT 1102-1125
Material: ink on wood tablet
Size (h × w):5.6 × 29 cm
Number of lines:5



a1/// se kwi pe [s]· ///
a2/// [r]·[ā] ·e[¯] – ///
b5/// w[ai] pe ta ///


a1 /// (ya)se kwipes(a) ///
a2 n1 /// r·ā ·e – ///
b5 n2 /// waipe ta… ///


Philological commentary

The supplementation follows Schmidt 1986: 34-35.


According to Schmidt 1986: iv-v this ms. comes either from Qizil or from Tumšuq.
This fragment could belong with THT 1123 (cf. Schmidt 1986: 34).
A small fragment, about 2 cm wide, top left corner, containing the remnants of 1-2 lines.
The original ms. was 29 cm wide and 5.6 cm high, with the string hole 6.5 cm from the left margin. It was written by at least three hands: scribe 1, a beautiful, delicate script, from leaf 1 to 11 a1; scribe 2, distinguished by a number of orthographical idiosyncrasies/errors, from leaf 11 a1 to and including 19; scribe 3 from leaf 20 to end. The final leaves A and B THT 1123 and THT 1124 may have been written either by scribe 2 or a fourth hand. Cf. Schmidt 1986: v, 2, 6

Linguistic commentary

n1 Perhaps this could be supplemented to read (pāce)r (m)ā(c)e(r).
n2 The word division is uncertain.


Online access

IDP: THT 1125e; TITUS: THT 1125


Tamai 2007a: №1125; Schmidt 1986: 34-35



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Schmidt 1986

Schmidt, Klaus T. 1986. “Fragmente eines buddhistischen Ordinationsrituals in westtocharischer Sprache. Aus der Schule der Sarvāstivādins. Text, Übersetzung, Anmerkungen und Indizes.” {Habilitation}.


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

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 “A preliminary edition of unpublished texts from the Berlin Turfan Collection.”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.