• 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 141

Known as:THT 141; B 141; Bleistiftnummer 2692
Cite this page as:"THT 141". In A Comprehensive Edition of Tocharian Manuscripts (CEToM). Created and maintained by Melanie Malzahn, Martin Braun, Hannes A. Fellner, and Bernhard Koller. (accessed 05 Dec. 2023).


Main find spot:Qizil Miŋ-Öy
Specific find spot:Rothkuppelraum
Expedition code:T III MQR 49
Collection:Berlin Turfan Collection (BBAW)

Language and Script

Linguistic stage:archaic

Text contents

Text genre:Literary
Text subgenre:Kāvya


Manuscript:THT 133-147
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/// – – ///
a2/// ñme yä tsī [c]·· ///
a3/// lki ñä ma kte wä ///
a4/// [r]mka tkaṃ krui ce¯ ¯u kā rmke ///
a5/// ¯ñ mai ma ñcī : wä lo ///
a6/// || || ·[e] ///
b1/// [kl]y(·) wṣ(·) ṣ[o](·) r· ///
b2/// cmī tra ma ke ktse nn[o] ///
b3/// [tts]e śai ṣṣe se 3 kuce kwa ///
b4/// k[ā] rsa nra kca ///
b5/// ntsyä rttau se śai ///


a1 /// – – ///
a2 /// ñme yätsī c·· ///
a3 /// lkiñä mäkte wä ///
a4 /// rm katkaṃ krui ceu kārm ke ///
a5 /// ñ maimäñcī : wälo ///
a6 /// ॥ ॥ ·e ///
b1 /// kly(e)wṣ(ā) ṣo(t)r· ///
b2 /// cmīträ ma kektsen no ///
b3 /// ttse śaiṣṣe se 3 kucek wa ///
b4 /// kārsan ra kca ///
b5 /// nts yärttau se śai ///



In one frame with THT 144 and THT 145.

Alternative linguistic/paleographic classifications

Peyrot 2008b A1
Malzahn 2007e A4
Tamai 2011a A2
Tamai 2011a C14


Online access

IDP: THT 141; TITUS: THT 141


Sieg and Siegling 1953: 73-74



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

Malzahn 2007e

Malzahn, Melanie. 2007e. “The most archaic manuscripts of Tocharian B and the varieties of the Tocharian B language.” In Instrumenta Tocharica, edited by Melanie Malzahn, 255–97. 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.


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