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THT 340

Known as:THT 340; B 340; Bleistiftnummer 2493
Cite this page as:"THT 340". In A Comprehensive Edition of Tocharian Manuscripts (CEToM). Created and maintained by Melanie Malzahn, Martin Braun, Hannes A. Fellner, and Bernhard Koller. https://cetom.univie.ac.at/?m-tht340 (accessed 13 Jun. 2024).

Provenience

Main find spot:Kizil Ming-öy
Expedition code:T III MQ 44.4
Collection:Berlin Turfan Collection

Language and Script

Language:TB
Linguistic stage:archaic
Add. linguistic characteristics:classical
Script:archaic

Text contents

Title of the work:Unidentified Jātaka
Text genre:Literary
Text subgenre:Jātaka/Avadāna
Verse/Prose:verse

Object

Manuscript:THT 338-344
Material: ink on paper
Form:Poṭhī
Number of lines:7

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Transliteration

a1/// te kā kau nwa tta ko¯ ¯ī o – ///
a2/// – ṣṣi śai ṣṣe wa¯ ¯t keṃ kl[u] ///
a3/// ye we a tyaṃ pā śle s̝a [le]ṃ ///
a4/// – pe lai kne meṃ ñi ///
a5/// śu ke ñä śwa ai ///
a6/// [wā] re no tu meṃ mā rñä kte [o] ///
a7/// ra mta – – ne ce¯ ¯u au ///
b1/// ·k· c· – – s· ṣṣ· m· kc· ///
b2/// [kn]· ṣṣe pi lko sā no ñä¯ ¯ś l[k]· ///
b3/// ñä śpa kna sta rmi yā ///
b4/// [¯][r] śe rwe twe ne st·o ///
b5/// – tse mi ya mo ṣlu wa ///
b6/// s[a] s̝a mpā mā seṃ sā [ñ]·· – ///
b7/// [y]· sā mntrā pi lke e ne ·[e] ///

Transcription

a1/// tekā kaun wat takoī o – ///
a2/// – ṣṣi śaiṣṣe wat keṃ klu ///
a3/// yewe atyaṃpā śle ṣäleṃ ///
a4/// – pelaiknemeṃ ñi ///
a5/// śuke ñäś wa ai ///
a6/// wāre no tumeṃ mār-ñäkte o ///
a7/// ramtä – – ne ceu au ///
b1/// ·k· – – ṣṣ· kc· ///
b2/// kn· ṣṣe pilkosā no ñäś lk· ///
b3/// ñäś päknastar miyā ///
b4/// r śerwe twe nest ·o ///
b5/// – tsemi yamoṣ luwa ///
b6/// saṣämpā seṃ sāñ·· – ///
b7/// y·sāmnt pilke ene·e ///

Commentary

Remarks

This mansucript is basically written in the common archaic script type, but it already shows standard-shaped signs beside the old ones (e.g., open-shaped 〈ma〉 beside closed-shaped); cf. Malzahn 2007a: 264.

Alternative linguistic/paleographic classifications

Peyrot 2008A1
Malzahn 2007aA5
Tamai 2011A2
Tamai 2011C14

References

Online access

IDP: THT 340; TITUS: THT 340

Edition

Sieg and Siegling 1953: 222-223

Bibliography

IDP

“The International Dunhuang Project: The Silk Road Online.” n.d. http://idp.bl.uk.

Malzahn 2007a

Malzahn, Melanie. 2007a. “The most archaic manuscripts of Tocharian B and the varieties of the Tocharian B language.” In Instrumenta Tocharica, edited by Melanie Malzahn, 255–97. Heidelberg: Winter.

Peyrot 2008

Peyrot, Michaël. 2008. 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 2011

Tamai, Tatsushi. 2011. Paläographische Untersuchungen zum B-Tocharischen. Innsbrucker Beiträge zur Sprachwissenschaft 138. Innsbruck: Institut für Sprachen und Literaturen.

TITUS

Gippert, Jost, Katharina Kupfer, Christiane Schaefer, and Tatsushi Tamai. n.d. “Thesaurus Indogermanischer Text- und Sprachmaterialien (TITUS): Tocharian Manuscripts from the Berlin Turfan Collection.” http://titus.fkidg1.uni-frankfurt.de/texte/tocharic/thtframe.htm.