• 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 618

Known as:THT 618; B 618; Tintennummer 3319.7; X 7
Cite this page as:"THT 618". 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
Passage:The Bodhisattva and a govika (= gopikā ?)
Text genre:Literary
Text subgenre:Doctrine


Manuscript:THT 617-620
Material: ink on paper
Number of lines:7=8


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


a2/// [m]pa we¯ ¯k ci ne tre [ṅks]· – nau¯ ¯s̝ ///
a3/// l· [n]e ka lpa nmaṃ¯ ¯ts po ke – ///
a4/// ca mpaṃ kre ntau na mpa – – ///
a5/// ske ma ne • go vi kai wä ///
a6/// [mu] dra • tu meṃ lā[¯] [¯ñc] ///
a7/// ṣe sa bo ///
b1/// tve śwe s̝s̝aṃ ///
b2/// pa¯ ¯s ai k[e] ca • ci sa ///
b3/// lye lya ko rmeṃ ka nt[e] ///
b4/// [ta] stsi • ta ne go vi ka [nts]e ///
b5/// pra tiṃ tsa ṣa ña ñmä ka [t]ka ///
b6/// wa kī su • kwri cwi ñä – mā [t]· ///
b7/// r[m]eṃ bo dhi ///


a1 ///
a2 /// mpa wek cine treṅks(ate) nauṣ ///
a3 /// l· ne kalpanmaṃts po ke – ///
a4 /// campäṃ krentaunampa – – ///
a5 /// skemane • govikai wä ///
a6 /// mudrä • tumeṃ lāñc ///
a7 /// ṣesa bo ///
b1 /// tveś weṣṣäṃ ///
b2 /// pas aikeca • cisa ///
b3 /// lyelyakormeṃ känte ///
b4 /// tästsi • tane govikantse ///
b5 /// pratiṃtsa ṣañ-añmä katkä ///
b6 /// wakī sukwri cwi ñä – mā t· ///
b7 /// rmeṃ bodhi ///


Online access

IDP: THT 618; TITUS: THT 618


Sieg and Siegling 1953: 394-395



“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.”