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THT 343

Known as:THT 343; THT 1585.b; B 343
Cite this page as:"THT 343". 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-tht343 (accessed 24 Apr. 2024).

Provenience

Main find spot:Kizil Ming-öy
Expedition code:T III MQR, T III MQ 44.7
Collection:Berlin Turfan Collection

Language and Script

Language:TB
Linguistic stage:archaic
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:5=7

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Transliteration

a1/// k[u] ts[e] yā mi ṅke 40 2 ///
a2/// ś[t]w· ra wä nta rwa e mpreṃ ///
a3/// śle yna mña nā ślye ṣlyä mña ///
a4/// s̝pa rka stsi 40 – ///
a5///
b4/// ñca ra ṣā ka [ññ]· ///
b5/// [m]ta ñä śt[w]e kau tsi pa ///
b6/// – lle ā kā lta¯ ¯ñ ysa mo ///
b7/// ke rccä po au sū e [r]s· ///

Transcription

a1 /// kutse yāmi ṅke 40-2 ///
a2 /// śtw(ā)ra wäntärwa empreṃ ///
a3 /// śle ynämñanā ślye ṣlyämña(na) ///
a4 /// ṣpärkastsi 40(-4) ///
a5 ///
b4 /// ñca räṣākäññ(e) ///
b5 /// mtä ñäś twe kautsi ///
b6 /// – lle ākāl täñ ysamo ///
b7 /// kerccäpo ausū ers(na) ///

Commentary

Remarks

Edited as no. 343 in Sieg and Siegling 1953: 224, the fragment now has the pressmark THT 1585.b. On IDP, recto and verso are reversed. 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 2008 A1
Malzahn 2007a A5
Tamai 2011 C14

References

Online access

IDP: THT 343, THT 1585b; TITUS: THT 343

Edition

Sieg and Siegling 1953: 224

Translations

Thomas 1979d: a3 (158)

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.

Thomas 1979d

Thomas, Werner. 1979d. “Zur Verwendung von A śla, B śale, śle im Tocharischen.” Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Sprachforschung 93: 150–73.

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.”