• 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 604

Known as:THT 604; B 604; Bleistiftnummer 2758
Cite this page as:"THT 604". 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 MQR 94 + MQR 20
Collection:Berlin Turfan Collection (BBAW)

Language and Script

Linguistic stage:classical

Text contents

Text genre:Literary


Material: ink on paper
Number of lines:4


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


a1/// s̝a pa skā ya ā stre yā mtsi ce¯ ¯u pre ke ś[ī] la /// /// no tu ntse ṣo tri ste : tu no po sta[ṃ] a ksau cä prā kre [p]· ///
a2/// ·[ā] s(·)aṃ kre ntau na [ta] [rya] ś[p]a l[m]eṃ nau – ye ntaṃ[¯] [¯]t[s] /// /// ··[k]· sa ta ka rṣka ññe ne stsi ścä : ta ka rṣke nno pa lsko sa mai ///
a3/// no kre ntau na [po] – – – to ntra wno /// /// [r]w[a] ṣme [ñca] ntse o mpa lsko ññe e rtsi ścä : te a kṣā re [k]· ///
a4/// [:] [ña] ke tu no a – – yä kne /// /// ··o lkā s̝a nme [tu] pa klyau s̝a a nai śai : 10 || ///


8b ṣä paskāya ; āstre yāmtsi ceu preke
8d śīla /// /// no tuntse ṣotri ste : tu no postaṃ aksau-cä prākre p· /// a2/// ·ās·aṃ
Xx krentauna tärya śpalmeṃ ; nau(mi)yentaṃts /// /// ··k·sa ; takärṣkaññe nestsiścä :
Xx takärṣken no palskosa ; mai /// a3/// no krentauna po – – (yo)tonträ wno /// /// rwa ṣmeñcantse ompalskoññe ertsiścä :
Xx te akṣāre k· /// a4/// :
10d ñake tu no a – – yäkne /// /// ··o lkāṣänme ; tu päklyauṣä anaiśai : 10 ॥



Verso Sanskrit.

Alternative linguistic/paleographic classifications

Tamai 2011a C3


Online access

IDP: THT 604; TITUS: THT 604


Sieg and Siegling 1953: 386-387



“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.”