• 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 272

Known as:THT 272; Prelim. No. 485; Pencil No. 2144; B 272; THT 1571.c
Cite this page as:"THT 272". In A Comprehensive Edition of Tocharian Manuscripts (CEToM). Created and maintained by Melanie Malzahn, Martin Braun, Hannes A. Fellner, and Bernhard Koller. (accessed 11 Dec. 2023).


Main find spot:Šorčuq
Expedition code:T III Š 95.15
Collection:Berlin Turfan Collection (BBAW)

Language and Script

Linguistic stage:classical

Text contents

Text genre:Literary
Text subgenre:Kāvya


Manuscript:THT 266-272
Material: ink on paper
Number of lines:3


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


a1/// l· ṣka tña ka s̝pa ṣa
a2/// ¯nt lya kā wa nā
a3/// oṃ ṣa¯ ¯p cwī kre ntau na
b1/// [r]sa nuṃ ñe e mpe lñe wa
b2/// klo rsa a lye ṅka·¯ ¯ts
b3/// lñ· te ykne sa po yśi


a1 /// l· ṣka tña ka ṣpä ṣa
a2 /// nt lyakāwa
a3 /// oṃṣap cwī krentauna
b1 /// r sanuṃñe empelñe wa
b2 /// klorsa alyeṅkä(ṃ)ts
b3 /// lñ(e) teyknesa poyśi



THT 272 has been re-published as THT 1571.c.


Online access

IDP: THT 272, THT 1571c; TITUS: THT 272, THT 1571


Sieg and Siegling 1953: 164-165; Tamai 2007a: №1571


Thomas 1972b: b1 (434)



“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.

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 “A preliminary edition of unpublished texts from the Berlin Turfan Collection.”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.

Thomas 1972b

Thomas, Werner. 1972b. “Zweigliedrige Wortverbindungen im Tocharischen.” Orbis 21: 429–70.


Gippert, Jost, Katharina Kupfer, Christiane Schaefer, and Tatsushi Tamai. n.d. “Thesaurus Indogermanischer Text- und Sprachmaterialien (TITUS): Tocharian Manuscripts from the Berlin Turfan Collection.”