• 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.


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THT 374.c

Known as:THT 374.c; B 374; Bleistiftnummer 4992
Cite this page as:Michaël Peyrot. "THT 374.c". In A Comprehensive Edition of Tocharian Manuscripts (CEToM). Created and maintained by Melanie Malzahn, Martin Braun, Hannes A. Fellner, and Bernhard Koller. (accessed 04 Dec. 2023).


Editor:Michaël Peyrot


Main find spot:Qumtura
Expedition code:T III Qu 10
Collection:Berlin Turfan Collection (BBAW)

Language and Script

Linguistic stage:classical

Text contents

Text genre:Literary
Text subgenre:Jātaka/Avadāna
Verse/Prose:prose; verse


Manuscript:THT 374
Material: ink on paper


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


a1/// – kl[a] ṣlyi : i pre ra ṣṣai ytā ri ///
a2/// – [m]eṃ ///
b4/// piṃ twā¯ ¯t ai tsi a ñma ññī ta¯ (–) ///


a1 /// (a)klaṣlyi : ipreräṣṣai ytāri ///
a2 /// – meṃ ///
b4 /// piṃtwāt aitsi añmaññīta(r) ///


b4 ... Almosen zu geben, wünschest du. (Schmidt 1974: 145)



Lines a1 and b4 were by Sieg and Siegling 1953: 247 cited as extracts under the press marks B 374 Frgm.d and B 374 Frgm.c, respectively (see THT 374). Lines a3-4 and b1-3 are lost.

Alternative linguistic/paleographic classifications

Tamai 2011a C1
Tamai 2011a C14


Online access

IDP: THT 374c; TITUS: THT 374


Sieg and Siegling 1953: 247


Schmidt 1974: b4 (145); Thomas 1954a: b4 (719)



“The International Dunhuang Project: The Silk Road Online.” n.d.

Schmidt 1974

Schmidt, Klaus T. 1974. “Die Gebrauchsweisen des Mediums im Tocharischen.” PhD thesis, Universität Göttingen.

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.

Thomas 1954a

Thomas, Werner. 1954a. “Die Infinitive im Tocharischen.” In Asiatica. Festschrift Friedrich Weller. Zum 65. Geburtstag, gewidmet von seinen Freunden, Kollegen und Schülern, edited by Johannes Schubert and Ulrich Schneider, 701–64. Leipzig: Harrassowitz.


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