• 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 569

Known as:THT 569; B 569; Bleistiftnummer 2504
Cite this page as:"THT 569". In A Comprehensive Edition of Tocharian Manuscripts (CEToM). Created and maintained by Melanie Malzahn, Martin Braun, Hannes A. Fellner, and Bernhard Koller. (accessed 25 Feb. 2024).


Main find spot:Qizil Miŋ-Öy
Expedition code:T III MQ 17.16
Collection:Berlin Turfan Collection (BBAW)

Language and Script

Linguistic stage:classical

Text contents

Title of the work:Pratītyasamutpāda
Text genre:Literary
Text subgenre:Abhidharma


Manuscript:THT 567-570
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/// ·ā [ts]aṃ ñ· pru tkā ta¯ ¯r
a2/// t· [m]e p·· – [s]aṃ ñ· m[e] rsna s̝pa
a3/// ·[y]· llo¯ ¯ñä krui [pru] tkā n[ta] – – –
a4/// [si] – ·t· [ka] yo kye [pru] t[k]e – – –
b1/// s[a] lñe ntse ·ru – –
b2/// k[l]· – śk·[e] kū – [ṣ]l·e – – –
b3/// lñe – – – [c](·)e nt[a] ··e pra ·e
b4/// ·e· [taṃ]¯ ¯ts we we [ñ]u :


a1 /// ·ātsaṃñ· prutkātär
a2 /// t·me p·· – saṃ ñ(e)m ersna ṣpä
a3 /// ·y· lloñ krui prutkāntä(r) – –
a4 /// si – ·t· kä yokye prutke – – –
b1 /// salñentse ·ru – –
b2 /// kl· – śk·e kū – ṣl·e – – –
b3 /// lñe – – – c·enta ··e pra ·e
b4 /// ·e(n) taṃts weweñu :


a3 Wenn die (sechs) Sinnesfunktionen versperrt sind ... (Schmidt 1974: 109)



In one frame with THT 570.

Alternative linguistic/paleographic classifications

Peyrot 2008 CL
Tamai 2011 C1
Tamai 2011 C14


Online access

IDP: THT 569; TITUS: THT 569


Sieg and Siegling 1953: 357


Schmidt 1974: a3 (109)



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

Peyrot 2008

Peyrot, Michaël. 2008. Variation and change in Tocharian B. Vol. 15. Leiden Studies in Indo-European. Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi.

Schmidt 1974

Schmidt, Klaus T. 1974. “Die Gebrauchsweisen des Mediums im Tocharischen.” PhD thesis, Universität Göttingen.

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.”

Tamai 2011

Tamai, Tatsushi. 2011. Paläographische Untersuchungen zum B-Tocharischen. Innsbrucker Beiträge zur Sprachwissenschaft 138. Innsbruck: Institut für Sprachen und Literaturen.