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THT 429

Known as:THT 429; B 429; Bleistiftnummer 2029
Cite this page as:Adrian Musitz (translation). "THT 429". 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-tht429 (accessed 22 Jul. 2024).

Edition

Editor:Adrian Musitz (translation)

Provenience

Main find spot:Sengim
Expedition code:T II S 67.6
Collection:Berlin Turfan Collection

Language and Script

Language:TB
Linguistic stage:late
Script:classical

Text contents

Title of the work:History of Buddhist scholarship
Passage:Praise of the work Daṇḍakamāla
Text genre:Literary
Text subgenre:History
Verse/Prose:verse

Object

Material: ink on paper
Form:Poṭhī
Number of lines:5

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Transliteration

a1/// ka ṣṣi ntse kse lñe o mpo staṃ śwā ra ka nte pi k·· ///
a2/// ·yā sthā nta ṣṣe [śa] tka sa mu dtä¯ ¯r [ma] ///
a3/// ·yp· • 1 bau ddh[e]ṃ si ddhā nmpa śka ka nta no y·ä ///
a4/// sa pyā lk[a] i pre¯ ¯r śā saṃ ṣṣe ka na ·e ///
a5/// py[ai] śa s[ka] s[t]o [tt]ä [rnta] ṣṣ[ai] [p]i ñña sau keṃ wa lā neṃ • 2 ·i ///
b1/// [v]· tra da ṇḍa ka mā lñe mtsa ce pa ssa kwā p[a] ka vvi ṣṣe ///
b2/// ··[ā]¯ ¯r [p]i lykā¯ ¯r cwi ka vvi ntse ba hu ·[ru] ///
b3/// su ta rma se śu [ne] tstse sa¯ ¯m ci [ñc]· ///
b4/// vyā [kh]yāṃ yā mskeṃ ne ko yne preṃ ///
b5/// e ntwe meṃ uwaṃ tne ynā rki kau śkyā na a mo ka ṣṣe ///

Transcription

a1/// käṣṣintse kselñe ompostäṃ śwāra känte pik·· ///
a2/// ·yāsthāntaṣṣe śatka samudtär ///
a3/// ·yp· • 1 bauddheṃ siddhānmpa śka kantanoy·ä ///
a4/// sa pyālka iprer śāsaṃṣṣe kana(k)e ///
a5/// pyai śaska stottärntaṣṣai piñña saukeṃ walāneṃ • 2 ·i ///
b1/// v·trä daṇḍakamāl ñemtsa ce pässak wāpa kavviṣṣe ///
b2/// ··ār pilykār cwi kavvintse bahu(ś) ru ///
b3/// sutarmas= eśunetstse sam ciñc· ///
b4/// vyākhyāṃ yāmskeṃne koyne preṃ ///
b5/// entwemeṃ uwaṃtne n1 ynārki kauś kyāna amokäṣṣe ///

Translation

a1... after the extinction of (Buddha) the teacher, four hundred years...
a2... crossed the ocean of knowledge...
a3With the Buddhist doctrine, ... was rubbing...
a4... the gold of the teaching illuminated the sky...
a5... braided the flower of the śaska-praises into extended garlands.n2
b1... weaved this kāvya-garland named daṇḍakamāla...
b2... saw... of the kāvya... learned...
b3... having eyes (?) through the Sūtras, that one... lovely...
b4... they comment on it, ... in the mouth... a moment...
b5... from then, ... he fulfilled... up the ᵤwaṃtne ynārki... of art...

Commentary

Philological commentary

n1Could ᵤwaṃnte be related to ᵤwataka(ṃ)s THT 459 a2 and THT 2688 a10? Cf. Dragoni 2022: 53.
n2From Peyrot et al. 2019: 74, n.17.

Alternative linguistic/paleographic classifications

Peyrot 2008L
Tamai 2011C3
Tamai 2011C14

References

Online access

IDP: THT 429; TITUS: THT 429

Edition

Sieg and Siegling 1953: 285-286

Bibliography

Dragoni 2022

Dragoni, Federico. 2022. “Watañi lāntaṃ: Khotanese and Tumshuqese loanwords in Tocharian.” Leiden: Universiteit Leiden. https://scholarlypublications.universiteitleiden.nl/access/item%3A3283440/view.

IDP

“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.

Peyrot et al. 2019

Peyrot, Michaël, Georges-Jean Pinault, and Jens Wilkens. 2019. “Vernaculars of the Silk Road - A Tocharian B–Old Uyghur bilingual.” Journal Asiatique 307: 65–90.

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.