• 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 573

Known as:THT 573; B 573; THT 1594
Cite this page as:"THT 573". In A Comprehensive Edition of Tocharian Manuscripts (CEToM). Created and maintained by Melanie Malzahn, Martin Braun, Hannes A. Fellner, and Bernhard Koller. (accessed 02 Dec. 2023).


Main find spot:Qizil Miŋ-Öy
Expedition code:T III MQR 72
Collection:Berlin Turfan Collection (BBAW)

Language and Script

Linguistic stage:archaic

Text contents

Text genre:Literary
Text subgenre:Poetry


Manuscript:THT 571-573
Material: ink on paper
Number of lines:7


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


a1/// [w]ä rpo ntra [we] sa mpa [s]kw[aṃ] nmā 7 krui ///
a2/// w[c]e mi sā śa¯ ¯ñä lwā [sā] pre te nne [n]o ///
a3/// kre nta yā [m]o rnta ntsa ///
a4/// o no lmi ta ne ///
a5/// sā nr[ai] ne e mpe ///
a6/// – – – ·e – ·e ///
b2/// – – – ///
b3/// tu [m]eṃ tā ka ///
b4/// su na no [na] no ///
b5/// ka nme krui tu po staṃ ///
b6/// s̝a pkli na s̝s̝aṃ ko srā tsa kca la· [l]· ///
b7/// [c]m[e] tsi – [10] 3 ma kte lā nte yä ///


13d a1/// wärponträ wesämpa skwaṃnmā 7 krui /// a2/// wce misāśañ lwāsā pretenne no /// a3/// krenta yāmorntantsä /// a4/// onolmi täne /// a5/// nraine empe /// a6/// – – – ·e – ·e /// a7/// b1/// b2/// – – – /// b3/// tumeṃ tāka /// b4/// su näno-näno /// b5/// kanme krui tu postäṃ /// b6/// ṣäp klinäṣṣäṃ kos tsa kca lä·l· /// b7/// cmetsi – 10-3
mäkte lānte yä ///



The manuscript has now the pressmark THT 1594.

Alternative linguistic/paleographic classifications

Peyrot 2008b A1
Tamai 2011a C14


Online access

IDP: THT 573, THT 1594; TITUS: THT 573, THT 1594


Sieg and Siegling 1953: 360; Tamai 2007a: №1593


Carling 2000: a1 (25)


Carling 2000

Carling, Gerd. 2000. Die Funktion der lokalen Kasus im Tocharischen. Berlin/New York: de Gruyter.


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

Peyrot 2008b

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

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 2007a

Tamai, Tatsushi. 2007a. “A preliminary edition of unpublished texts from the Berlin Turfan Collection.” Thesaurus indogermanischer Text- und Sprachmaterialien (TITUS): Tocharian manuscripts from the Berlin Turfan collection.

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.”