• 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 125

Known as:THT 125; B 125; Bleistiftnummer 2645
Cite this page as:"THT 125". In A Comprehensive Edition of Tocharian Manuscripts (CEToM). Created and maintained by Melanie Malzahn, Martin Braun, Hannes A. Fellner, and Bernhard Koller. (accessed 06 Dec. 2023).


Main find spot:Qizil Miŋ-Öy
Specific find spot:Rothkuppelraum
Expedition code:T III MQR 22 Frgm 3
Collection:Berlin Turfan Collection (BBAW)

Language and Script

Linguistic stage:archaic

Text contents

Title of the work:Rājavṛtti
Text genre:Literary
Text subgenre:Kāvya


Manuscript:THT 117-132
Leaf number:90-8
Material: ink on paper
Number of lines:7


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


a1stā llo ka lymi yke ///
a2kne sa sai na ske nta· [p]· ///
a3klyau seṃ ye kte [k]s· ///
a4ta sa nu ññe • ya ///
a5śke me nnā ·i ///
a6rke tse ///
b2lme ///
b3lñe yā [m]tra ///
b4ya kne ne • w[i] ///
b5ñä¯ ¯ś wro tse o ko ///
b6wā ki yä nmā [s̝a]· – ñ· ///
b7lsko sa • ke¯ ¯ś pte ///


a1 st āllokälymi yke ///
a2 knesa sainaskentä(r) p· ///
a3 klyauseṃ yekte ks· ///
a4 ta sanuññe • ya ///
a5 śkemen nā(k)i ///
a6 rketse ///
b2 lme ///
b3 lñe yāmträ ///
b4 yaknenewi ///
b5 ñäś wrotse oko ///
b6 wāki yänmāṣä(ṃ) – ñ· /// (pä)-
b7 -lskosakeś pte(s) ///



In one frame with THT 122 and THT 126. Lines a7 and b1 are missing.

Alternative linguistic/paleographic classifications

Peyrot 2008b A2
Tamai 2011a C1
Tamai 2011a C14


Online access

IDP: THT 125; TITUS: THT 125


Sieg and Siegling 1953: 59



“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 2011a

Tamai, Tatsushi. 2011a. Paläographische Untersuchungen zum B-Tocharischen. Innsbrucker Beiträge zur Sprachwissenschaft 138. Innsbruck: Institut für Sprachen und Literaturen.


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