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THT 395.a

Known as:THT 395.a; Bleistiftnummer 2747
Cite this page as:"THT 395.a". 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-tht395a (accessed 20 May 2024).


Main find spot:Kizil Ming-öy
Expedition code:T III MQ 46
Collection:Berlin Turfan Collection

Language and Script

Linguistic stage:archaic

Text contents

Title of the work:Life of the Buddha
Text genre:Literary
Text subgenre:Jātaka/Avadāna
Verse/Prose:prose; verse


Manuscript:THT 394-395
Material: ink on paper
Number of lines:(7)



a1/// m· ra ṅk[ā] [r]· ///
a2/// pe cce wlai śka ///
a3/// (–) mo rnta pa(·)· ///
a4/// [3] te klye w[ṣa] ///
a5/// ai kne ///
a6/// tsi ///
b2/// wka ///
b3/// le ke(·)· ///
b4/// sku sai rā mt[y]· ///
b5/// ma ntyä kne l[y]· ///
b6/// ne ścwai ka rne sā ///


a1/// räṅkār(e) ///
a2/// pecce wlaiśkä ///
a3/// – mornta pa ·(au) ///
a4/// 3 te klyewṣa ///
a5/// aikne ///
a6/// tsi ///
b2/// wka ///
b3/// le ke ·(e) ///
b4/// skusai rāmt ///
b5/// mänt yäkne ly· ///
b6/// neśc waikärnesā ///



THT 395.a-h are eight small fragments belonging to the same manuscript as THT 394. Fragment THT 395.a has been put under one frame with THT 394.1; only partly edited in Sieg and Siegling 1953: 263 as no. 395.

Alternative linguistic/paleographic classifications

Peyrot 2008A1
Tamai 2011A2
Tamai 2011C14


Online access

IDP: THT 395a; TITUS: THT 395


Sieg and Siegling 1953: 263



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

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.


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.