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  • 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.


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THT 223.b

Known as:THT 223.b; THT 223.2; B 223.2; Bleistiftnummer 2687
Cite this page as:Michaël Peyrot. "THT 223.b". In A Comprehensive Edition of Tocharian Manuscripts (CEToM). Created and maintained by Melanie Malzahn, Martin Braun, Hannes A. Fellner, and Bernhard Koller. (accessed 06 Dec. 2023).


Editor:Michaël Peyrot


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

Language and Script

Linguistic stage:classical

Text contents

Text genre:Literary
Text subgenre:Buddhastotra


Manuscript:THT 220-223
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/// [l]· ·[n]· ///
a2/// ·t· ce nne kra mpā – ///
a3/// [o] no lmeṃ¯ ¯ts krui ·[n]e ///
a4/// – śai ṣṣe ṣṣe sa¯ ¯k ne [r]·ṃ ///
a5/// – ///
b1/// – ///
b2/// ·[m]· rwa¯ ¯t lyka śke ā ///
b3/// ·[s]y[ā] lpa tai wno lme ///
b4/// – kka lyi mpo [la] ///
b5/// [nt]e ///


a1 /// l· ·n· ///
a2 /// ·t· cenne krämpā – ///
a3 /// onolmeṃts krui ·ne ///
a4 /// – śaiṣṣeṣṣe sak ner(va)ṃ ///
a5 /// – ///
b1 /// – ///
b2 /// ·m·r wat lykaśke ā(sta) ///
b3 /// (t)syālpatai wnolme(ṃ) ///
b4 /// – kkalyimp= olä(ṅk) ///
b5 /// nte ///



In one frame with THT 223.a and THT 223.c. Extracts from this fragment were edited by Sieg and Siegling 1953: 133 under Nr. 223, Frgm. 2.

Alternative linguistic/paleographic classifications

Peyrot 2008b A3
Tamai 2011a C1
Tamai 2011a C14


Online access

IDP: THT 223b; TITUS: THT 223


Sieg and Siegling 1953: 133



“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.”