• 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 320

Known as:THT 320; B 320; Bleistiftnummer 2696
Cite this page as:"THT 320". 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:Qizil Miŋ-Öy
Specific find spot:Rothkuppelraum
Expedition code:T III MQR 57
Collection:Berlin Turfan Collection (BBAW)

Language and Script

Linguistic stage:classical

Text contents

Title of the work:Bhikṣu-Prātimokṣasūtra
Text genre:Literary
Text subgenre:Vinaya


Manuscript:THT 314-323
Material: ink on paper
Number of lines:7


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


a1/// lsta ma ts· pi¯ ¯l ta [m]· ///
a2/// [o] ṅko lma tse ///
a3/// rke ṣ[ṣ]ai pla [s]k· ///
a4/// la pa ka mpa ta s· [m]· ///
a5/// [s]e [ma] ne 9 mā [s]·ā ///
a6/// [s]·e ri tse 10 ///
a7/// [10] [4] mā ///
b1/// [6] ///
b2/// 7 ka rtse ñ[w]ā ///
b3/// ya ma s̝a le 10 ///
b4/// ri ye wa stsi yä [s̝a] ///
b5/// ka [s]ko¯ ¯r 3 ///
b6/// ṣṣa lle te ma nt[a] [k]· ///
b7/// ka rtse wa wlā wau i ///


a1 /// l stamats· pil tam· ///
a2 /// oṅkolmatse ///
a3 /// rkeṣṣai plask· ///
a4 /// lapakämpa tas· m· ///
a5 /// semane 9 mā s·ā ///
a6 /// s·eritse 10 ///
a7 /// 10-4 mā ///
b1 /// 6 ///
b2 /// 7 kärtse ñwā ///
b3 /// yamaṣäle 10 ///
b4 /// riye wastsi yäṣä ///
b5 /// käskor 3 ///
b6 /// ṣṣalle te mantak· ///
b7 /// kärtse wawlāwau i ///



In one frame with THT 319. On IDP, recto and verso are reversed.

Alternative linguistic/paleographic classifications

Peyrot 2008b A3
Tamai 2011a C1


Online access

IDP: THT 320; TITUS: THT 320


Sieg and Siegling 1953: 206



“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.”