• 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 132

Known as:THT 132; B 132; Bleistiftnummer 2679
Cite this page as:"THT 132". 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:Qizil Miŋ-Öy
Specific find spot:Rothkuppelraum
Expedition code:T III MQR 26
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:20-3
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.


a1[w]· s̝s̝aṃ mā we ṣle ya ma s̝aṃ mā ya ma [ṣ]l[e] • wi tskaṃ kre ntau [na]ṃ ///
a2ne mai yya a ksa s̝s̝aṃ 40 4 pre ñca kre ntya [kn]e [ca] ///
a3lo • snai tra ṅko [k]re [n]taṃ su ///
a4·e [w]e s̝s̝a lle wro cce spe ///
a5cc· nta ka lpa s̝[s̝]aṃ – – ṅ·i ///
b3– [nta] skā ro ya [l]y· – [ṅ]ka ///
b4mā neṃ o [t]te [w]e ña • mā ke ///
b5lna s̝s̝aṃ 50 2 ṣu [k]ta ñce kau ñcai ///
b6ma ske tra • ñä ṣtra spe ltke sa ya ma ṣu k[i] n· mc· ·s· ///
b7lai kne sa we ṣṣe ñca ka ṣṣī po yśi • ·[e] yā tka we ntsi ślo ka [nma] ///


a1 w(e)ṣṣäṃweṣle yamaṣäṃyamaṣlewitskaṃ krentaunaṃ(ts) ///
a2 ne maiyya aksaṣṣäṃ 40-4 preñca krent yakne ca ///
a3 lo • snai träṅko krentäṃ su ///
a4 ·e weṣṣälle wrocce spe(ltke) /// (waipe)-
a5 -cc(e)nta kälpäṣṣäṃ (•) – ṅ·i ///
a6 ///
b2 ///
b3 ntä skāroy aly· – ṅkä /// (ṣa)-
b4 -māneṃ ot te weña • mā ke ///
b5 lnaṣṣäṃ 50-2 ṣuktäñce kauñ cai ///
b6 mäsketrä • ñäṣträ speltkesa yamaṣuki n(e)mc(e)= (k)s(a) /// (pe)-
b7 -laiknesa weṣṣeñca käṣṣī poyśi • ·e yātka wentsi ślokänma ///



Lines a7 and b1 are missing. Sieg and Siegling 1953: 64 note that this fragment is shorter (smaller in width) than the other leaves of the manuscript, and written in another hand. It may nevertheless belong to the manuscript in view of the similar line distance and string hole space.
The first akṣara of the leaf number is unclear and could also be 90.

Alternative linguistic/paleographic classifications

Peyrot 2008b A2
Tamai 2011a C1


Online access

IDP: THT 132; TITUS: THT 132


Sieg and Siegling 1953: 64-65


Krause 1952: b6 (46); Thomas 1952: a1 (60)



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

Krause 1952

Krause, Wolfgang. 1952. Westtocharische Grammatik, Band I. Das Verbum. Heidelberg: Winter.

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.

Thomas 1952

Thomas, Werner. 1952. Die tocharischen Verbaladjektive auf -l. Deutsche Akad. der Wissenschaften zu Berlin, Institut für Orientforschung 9. Berlin: Akademie-Verlag.


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