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THT 1125.g

Known as:THT 1125.g; KVāc Fragment G
Cite this page as:Hannes A. Fellner; Theresa Illés. "THT 1125.g". In A Comprehensive Edition of Tocharian Manuscripts (CEToM). Created and maintained by Melanie Malzahn, Martin Braun, Hannes A. Fellner, and Bernhard Koller. (accessed 08 Dec. 2023).


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


Material: ink on wood tablet
Number of lines:4



a4/// [nm]· ne rwā nä¯ ¯ś ///
b2/// ·n· [k]· ·ś· – ·l· ///
b3/// te ya ma ṣa l· ///
b4/// ·ä ///


a4 n1 /// …nm(a) nerwānäś ///
b2 /// ·n· k· ·ś· – ·l· ///
b3 n2 /// te yamaṣal(e) ///
b4 /// ·ä ///



According to Schmidt 1986b: iv-v this ms. comes either from Qizil or from Tumšuq.
This fragment may belong with THT 1119; cf. Schmidt 1986b: 34-35, where recto and verso are tentatively turned around; or perhaps THT 1120, cf. op.cit., p. 6.
A small fragment, about 3 cm wide, 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 1986b: v, 2, 6.
This fragment is in hand 3.

Philological commentary

The [k]· could also be read as [r]·, [a] or ·[u].

Linguistic commentary

n1 nerwānäś for nervānäś.
n2 yamaṣale for yamaṣṣälle.


Online access

IDP: THT 1125g; TITUS: THT 1125


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



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

Schmidt 1986b

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

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 “A preliminary edition of unpublished texts from the Berlin Turfan Collection.”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