• 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 611

Known as:THT 611; B 611; Tintennummer 3319.18; X 18
Cite this page as:"THT 611". 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:Unknown
Collection:Berlin Turfan Collection (BBAW)

Language and Script

Linguistic stage:classical

Text contents

Title of the work:Life of the Buddha
Text genre:Literary
Text subgenre:Doctrine
Verse/Prose:prose; verse


Manuscript:THT 609-616
Material: ink on paper
Number of lines:8


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


a2/// ys[ā] ṣṣ[e] a sā ///
a3/// [u] dā yiṃ pre kaṃ • ///
a4/// we s̝s̝aṃ || śu d[dh]o ·(·)ṃ ///
a5/// ntsa • mā¯ ¯s̝p su wī na ṣ[ṣ]e ///
a6/// tu meṃ ma kā yä kne [u] ///
a7/// ṣ[e] me kauṃ te te mu ///
b2/// ·k· r· ne • ta ne b[o] ///
b3/// sa tve we s̝s̝aṃ kuse [śa¯] [¯r] ///
b4/// – ksa ti ri to tka tri śa [nm]· ///
b5/// ktsi sa ka rtse pā [lska] ///
b6/// [ṣ]e¯ ¯ts kre nte rsna ///
b7/// – ra ska re ntse ///


a1 ///
a2 /// ysāṣṣe asā ///
a3 /// udāyiṃ prekṣäṃ • ///
a4 /// weṣṣäṃ ॥ śuddho(da)ṃ(ñene) ///
a5 /// ntsa • mā ṣp su wīnaṣṣe ///
a6 /// tumeṃ makā yäkne u ///
a7 /// ṣeme kauṃ tetemu ///
a8 ///
b1 ///
b2 /// ·k· r· ne • tane bo ///
b3 /// satve weṣṣäṃ kuse śar ///
b4 /// – ksa tiri totka triśanm· ///
b5 /// ktsisa kartse pālska ///
b6 /// ṣets krent= ersna ///
b7 /// – räskar= entse ///
b8 ///


Online access

IDP: THT 611; TITUS: THT 611


Sieg and Siegling 1953: 390-391


Carling 2000: a7 (296)


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.

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.”