• 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 506

Known as:THT 506; B 506; Bleistiftnummer 2276
Cite this page as:"THT 506". In A Comprehensive Edition of Tocharian Manuscripts (CEToM). Created and maintained by Melanie Malzahn, Martin Braun, Hannes A. Fellner, and Bernhard Koller. (accessed 26 Feb. 2024).


Main find spot:Šorčuq
Expedition code:T III Š 2.2
Collection:Berlin Turfan Collection (BBAW)

Language and Script

Language:TB; Sanskrit
Linguistic stage:classical

Text contents

Text genre:Literary
Text subgenre:Medicine/Magic


Manuscript:THT 506-509
Material: ink on paper
Number of lines:4


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


a1/// – • k· ḍ· r· [n]· – – – – ykn[e] [s]· ///
a2/// ma ske ta¯ ¯r o ro tstse yā [t]· ·ñ· cci [c]ai ya kṣī [o] ///
a3/// [r]·[ā] te tā [r]e • cai ya kṣī o ro tstse ci mpa mñe c[c]i ///
a4/// ·[ai] [ro] [ca] ne • [kā] ma [śr]e ṣṭhi • ki ni [ka] ṇṭhe ///
b1/// ·s· ṣṣe ñca – – [yaṃ] – [s̝pa] [na] [nda] ke ///
b2/// yn· bha dra k[e] yā – – – – [nt]·¯ ¯k mā ga dha ///
b3/// thaṃ ka thne • śu [rpā] [ra] [k]· – – – po yke [nta] ne ///
b4/// [g]o [dh]ā ya • – [y]· – – – – rne ///


a1 /// – • k· ḍ· r· n· – – – – yknes· ///
a2 /// mäsketär orotstse yāt(al)ñ(e)cci cai yakṣī o ///
a3 /// r·ātetāre • cai yakṣī orotstse cimpamñecci ///
a4 /// (v) airocane • kāmaśreṣṭhi • kinikaṇṭhe ///
b1 /// ·s· ṣṣeñca – – yaṃṣpä nandake ///
b2 /// yn· bhadrake yā – – – – nt·k māgadha ///
b3 /// thaṃkathne • śurpārak(e) – – – po ykentane ///
b4 /// godhāya • – y· – – – – rne ///


Online access

IDP: THT 506; TITUS: THT 506


Sieg and Siegling 1953: 313-314



“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.”