• 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.


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THT 559.2

Known as:THT 559.2; THT 552; Pencil no. 2222
Cite this page as:Hannes A. Fellner. "THT 559.2". In A Comprehensive Edition of Tocharian Manuscripts (CEToM). Created and maintained by Melanie Malzahn, Martin Braun, Hannes A. Fellner, and Bernhard Koller. (accessed 04 Dec. 2023).


Editor:Hannes A. Fellner


Main find spot:Šorčuq
Expedition code:T III Š 66
Collection:Berlin Turfan Collection (BBAW)

Language and Script

Linguistic stage:classical

Text contents

Title of the work:Dhūtaguṇa
Text genre:Literary
Text subgenre:Doctrine


Manuscript:THT 558-562
Leaf number:90-3
Preceding fragment:THT 559.1
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.


(continues from THT 559.1)

a1kaṃ ñe e ne pre tā ṣṭra • se a ke ssu śma śā ni ke ste • śma śā ni ke ntse ṣa mā neṃ tse ṣe kaṃ
a2ñe yma ssu ma ske lle ai ke ma ne ne sa lñe tse po wä nta ne [i] – [e] ypa rwe ya ma
a3lñe nta ya ma s̝a lo na • pa pā ṣṣo rñe so mo – ṃ [ñ]e – r[e] ya ma s̝a
a4lle śwā tsi yo ktsi ne yma ssu ma ske lle kuse mi ·[ai] ·[e] – – – – k[i] sa yä – e
a5ñe o ksai ñe la ksa ññe wä sta rye tu wi kṣa lle • – – – – – – wi kṣa lo – –


(continues from THT 559.1)

a1 kaṃñe enepre tāṣṭrä • se akessu śmaśānike steśmaśānikentse ṣamāneṃtse ṣekaṃ-
a2 -ñen1 ymassu mäskelle aikemane nesalñetse po wäntane i(m)e yparwe yama-
a3 -lñenta yamaṣälonapapāṣṣorñe somo(tkä)ṃñe (lā)re yamaṣä-
a4 -llen2 śwātsi yoktsine ymassu mäskelle kuse mi·ai ·e – – – – kisa yä(kw)e-
a5 -ñe oksaiñe läksaññe wästarye tu wikṣalle • – – – – – – wikṣalo(na) –



Verso Chinese. This leaf immediately follows THT 559.1, though it has the same leaf number. In Sieg and Siegling 1953: 352 it has been edited as no. 559 b.

Linguistic commentary

n1 ymassu for imassu.
n2 ymassu for imassu.

Philological commentary

Leaf number sic!

Alternative linguistic/paleographic classifications

Tamai 2011a C5
Tamai 2011a C14


Online access

IDP: THT 559,2; TITUS: THT 559,2


Sieg and Siegling 1953: 352



“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.

Tamai 2011a

Tamai, Tatsushi. 2011a. 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.”