• 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.


Work in progress

THT 505

Known as:THT 505; B 505; SHT 902.h; Gö. 748; pencil no. 1415
Cite this page as:"THT 505". In A Comprehensive Edition of Tocharian Manuscripts (CEToM). Created and maintained by Melanie Malzahn, Martin Braun, Hannes A. Fellner, and Bernhard Koller. (accessed 11 Dec. 2023).


Main find spot:Qizil Miŋ-Öy
Expedition code:T III MQ 54.2
Collection:Berlin Turfan Collection (BBAW)

Language and Script

Language:TB; Sanskrit
Linguistic stage:late

Text contents

Text genre:Literary
Text subgenre:Medicine/Magic


Manuscript:THT 503-505
Material: ink on paper
Number of lines:5


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


a1r· || m· ta lu [ñca] ywa rca trau ///
a2t· e ṣe yo ka le pre tsa ///
a3[mai] ñe te ki po s̝ta tsa ///
a4me sa śca lo na ṣu kau nsa ///
a5[spa] [re] śca le ma lk·e ryo ka le ///
b1[ma] ske tra || sa ka pce • śai le ya ///
b2ku ñci ta ṣa lype sa s̝pa ke ///
b3– ñe ne ka rsa tra te ///
b4[ñcu] ke s̝a le pre tsa ma ///
b5[k]a p·e • śai le ya ka • – ///


a1 r· ॥ m· taluñca ywarca trau ///
a2 eṣe yokale pretsa ///
a3 maiñe teki po tätsa ///
a4 mesa ścalona ṣukaunsa ///
a5 spare ścale malk(w)er yokale ///
b1 mäsketrä ॥ sakapce • śaileya ///
b2 kuñcitä ṣalypesa ṣpä ke ///
b3 – ñene karsaträ te ///
b4 ñcu keṣäle pretsa mä ///
b5 kap(c)e • śaileyak«†ä» • – ///


Online access

IDP: THT 505; TITUS: THT 505


Sieg and Siegling 1953: 313



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

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.


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