• 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 218

Known as:THT 218; B 218; Bleistiftnummer 2501
Cite this page as:"THT 218". In A Comprehensive Edition of Tocharian Manuscripts (CEToM). Created and maintained by Melanie Malzahn, Martin Braun, Hannes A. Fellner, and Bernhard Koller. (accessed 01 Dec. 2023).


Main find spot:Qizil Miŋ-Öy
Expedition code:T III MQ 17.20
Collection:Berlin Turfan Collection (BBAW)

Language and Script

Linguistic stage:classical

Text contents

Text genre:Literary
Text subgenre:Buddhastotra


Manuscript:THT 215-219
Leaf number:– 7
Material: ink on paper
Number of lines:4


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


a1– ṣtsi [l]· [s]ū na [ś]· l· – – ///
a2l[aṃ] cme lṣe mu [dga] lycme lṣe a ///
a3r·au [ra]¯ ¯[m]t : [rā] [hu] l[e] [nts]· wa r[ñ]ai ///
a4[nd]e ntsa wa rñai [k]· [lm]· ///
b15 i y· yṣ· [m]i – ///
b2saṃ sā rṣṣe : m[a] ··[ā] – s· ///
b3śu¯ ¯ṇḍä pa rka re y[o] – ra mno – ///
b4p· : 100 7 tī rtheṃ – rñai [yo] [l]· ///


a1 (lāṃ)ṣtsi l(aṃ)sūna ś·l· – – ///
a2 laṃ cmelṣe mudgaly cmelṣe a ///
a3 r ·au ramt : rāhulents(a) warñai /// (na)-
a4 -ndentsa warñai k· lm· /// (100-) 5
b1 (100-) 5 iy· yṣ· mi – ///
b2 saṃsārṣṣe : ma ··ā – s· ///
b3 śuṇḍ pärkare yo(pu) ram no – ///
b4 p· : 100-7 tīrtheṃ (wa)rñai yol· ///


Online access

IDP: THT 218; TITUS: THT 218


Sieg and Siegling 1953: 130



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

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.”