• 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 187

Known as:THT 187; B 187; Bleistiftnummer 2369
Cite this page as:"THT 187". In A Comprehensive Edition of Tocharian Manuscripts (CEToM). Created and maintained by Melanie Malzahn, Martin Braun, Hannes A. Fellner, and Bernhard Koller. (accessed 26 Feb. 2024).


Main find spot:Murtuq
Expedition code:T III M 169.2
Collection:Berlin Turfan Collection (BBAW)

Language and Script

Linguistic stage:late

Text contents

Title of the work:Abhidharmakośa
Text genre:Literary
Text subgenre:Abhidharma


Manuscript:Abhidharmakośa γ
Material: ink on paper
Number of lines:5


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


a1/// [ñe] nta sta re me ye si bau ddhe ///
a2/// va ti • seṃ tsrā lñe ///
a3/// [pka] nte sva bhā p·· ///
a4/// mā tsro¯ ¯nt ///
b2/// [k]· w· ñ· ///
b3/// ·[ta]¯ ¯r 7 ni ty[o] ///
b4/// na mta¯ ¯r • na ca śa ///
b5/// [pa] ri hā rā rthaṃ • wi ka ṣ[ñ]e ///


a1 /// ñenta stare-me yesi bauddhe ///
a2 /// vati • seṃ tsrālñe ///
a3 n1 /// pkante svabhāp·· ///
a4 /// mā tsront ///
b2 /// k· w· ñ· ///
b3 /// ·tär 7 nityo ///
b4 /// namṣtär • na ca śa ///
b5 /// parihārārthaṃ • wikäṣñe ///



In one frame with THT 186. On IDP, recto and verso are reversed. Lines a5 and b1 are lost.

Philological commentary

n1 svabhāp··: underneath an OUy. gloss uyuzyā eyaryur\, i.e. üzä ärür.

Alternative linguistic/paleographic classifications

Peyrot 2008 L
Tamai 2011 C1
Tamai 2011 C14


Online access

IDP: THT 187; TITUS: THT 187


Sieg and Siegling 1953: 107



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

Peyrot 2008

Peyrot, Michaël. 2008. 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.


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 2011

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