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THT 485

Known as:THT 485; B 485; Bleistiftnummer 2562
Cite this page as:Adrian Musitz. "THT 485". 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-tht485 (accessed 03 Dec. 2023).

Edition

Editor:Adrian Musitz

Provenience

Main find spot:Qizil Miŋ-Öy
Collection:Berlin Turfan Collection (BBAW)

Language and Script

Language:TB
Linguistic stage:late
Script:cursive

Text contents

Text genre:Non-literary
Text subgenre:Account
Verse/Prose:prose

Object

Material: ink on paper
Form:Scroll

Images

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

Transliteration

a1– ·ks· ///
a2wa s̝s̝aṃ tāṃ plā¯ ¯ś ·[lā] [ṣu] – ///
a3re me su jā te si mā – ///

Transcription

a1 – ·ks· ///
a2 waṣṣäṃ tāṃ plāś (k)lāṣu(ki)n1 ///
a3 reme sujāte simā – ///

Translation

a2 ... the reply... the conveyor...
a3 ... the witness Sujāte, the adjutant...n2

Commentary

Philological commentary

This document actually seems to be not an account, but a document that has something to do with a legal procedure (cf. reme 'witness').
n1 Restored according to Ching 2010: 303.
n2 simā = 司马. cf. Ching 2010: 142-143

References

Online access

IDP: THT 485; TITUS: THT 485

Edition

Sieg and Siegling 1953: 302; Ching 2010: 303

Bibliography

Ching 2010

Ching, Chao-jung. 2010. “Secular documents in Tocharian: Buddhist economy and society in the Kucha region.” PhD thesis, Paris: École Pratique des Hautes Études.

IDP

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

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.

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.”