• 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 206

Known as:THT 206; B 206; Bleistiftnummer 2653
Cite this page as:"THT 206". In A Comprehensive Edition of Tocharian Manuscripts (CEToM). Created and maintained by Melanie Malzahn, Martin Braun, Hannes A. Fellner, and Bernhard Koller. (accessed 03 Dec. 2023).


Main find spot:Qizil Miŋ-Öy
Expedition code:T III MQR 52
Collection:Berlin Turfan Collection (BBAW)

Language and Script

Linguistic stage:classical

Text contents

Text genre:Literary
Text subgenre:Buddhastotra


Manuscript:THT 203-209
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/// ko¯ ¯i o ko ne m[c]e kwa k[ī] tse a ka lka tse ///
a2/// [n]mo yma e nte ske yi ke se ntra 30 [7] ·lpa nma a ///
a3/// lyya sta pe rne rñe nta krau – – – – – – – mai mpa l[s]·o ///
a4/// pe rne rñe ya rke ta ṅksa wī ///
a5/// [n]ma sa ña [k]·e t[sa] pa [l]au ///
b2/// pa rsa nta ṣe ma kṣa rsa ne ///
b3/// [ñ]i¯ ¯ñ wa lke spa rta tsi [t]· ///


a1 /// (tā)koi oko nemcek wakītse akalkätse ///
a2 /// (yä)nmoy ma ente skeyi kesenträ 30-7 (ka)lpanma a(saṃkhyainta) ///
a3 /// (poyśiñ=) (ikeś) (la)lyyasta pernerñenta krau(pātai) (:) (yātäṣṣatai) maim pals(k)o ///
a4 /// (po) (cmelaṣṣe) pernerñe yarke taṅksa wī(nāskau-c) ///
a5 /// nmasa ñak(t)etsä palau(nasa) ///
b2 /// pärsanta ṣem= akṣarsa ne ///
b3 /// (kli)ñi-ñ walke spartatsi t(añ) ///



Probably the end of a chapter, since the verso has only three lines. The original manuscript is missing.

Alternative linguistic/paleographic classifications

Peyrot 2008b A3
Tamai 2011a C14


Online access

IDP: THT 206; TITUS: THT 206


Sieg and Siegling 1953: 123



“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.”