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THT 1578.a

Known as:THT 1578.a; Prelim. No. 492; Pencil No. 4984
Cite this page as:Melanie Malzahn. "THT 1578.a". In A Comprehensive Edition of Tocharian Manuscripts (CEToM). Created and maintained by Melanie Malzahn, Martin Braun, Hannes A. Fellner, and Bernhard Koller. https://cetom.univie.ac.at/?m-tht1578a&outputformat=print (accessed 26 Feb. 2024).


Editor:Melanie Malzahn
Date of online publication:2014-07-31


Main find spot:Qumtura
Specific find spot:2. Höhle
Expedition code:T III Qu 709
Collection:Berlin Turfan Collection (BBAW)

Language and Script

Linguistic stage:classical

Text contents

Title of the work:Female sage Śacī
Text genre:Literary
Text subgenre:Jātaka/Avadāna
Verse/Prose:prose; verse


Manuscript:THT 352-354
Leaf number:40-9
Material: ink on paper
Number of lines:2+


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


a1rto ne¯ ¯s̝ yā ///
a2ne¯ ¯ś la re ///
a3(– – –) [l](·) ///
b1ki naṃ ñe ya ///
b2e cce śe ma – ///


a1 -rtone yā… ///
a2 n1 …neś lare(ñ) ///
a3 – – – l· ///
b1 n2 ki naṃ ñe ya ///
b2 n3 ecce śema(-ñ) ///


a1 ... and in the (for)est ...
a2 ... towards ... the dear [ones] ...
a3 ...
b1 ...
b2 (s)he came hither (to me) ...



Small fragment from the left part of a five-line leaf with the left margin and leaf number preserved. Mentioned in Sieg and Siegling 1953: 323 sub no. 354 but not edited.

Philological commentary

n1 -neś is most likely the end of an allative form.
n2 Word separation unclear.
n3 A small part of the ñ is still visible.


Online access

IDP: THT 1578a; TITUS: THT 1578


Tamai 2007a: №1578



“The International Dunhuang Project: The Silk Road Online.” n.d. http://idp.bl.uk.

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.


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 “A preliminary edition of unpublished texts from the Berlin Turfan Collection.”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. http://titus.fkidg1.uni-frankfurt.de/texte/tocharic/tht.htm.

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