• 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 623

Known as:THT 623; B 623; Tintennummer 3319.5; X 5
Cite this page as:"THT 623". In A Comprehensive Edition of Tocharian Manuscripts (CEToM). Created and maintained by Melanie Malzahn, Martin Braun, Hannes A. Fellner, and Bernhard Koller. (accessed 22 Feb. 2024).


Main find spot:Unknown
Collection:Berlin Turfan Collection (BBAW)

Language and Script

Linguistic stage:classical

Text contents

Text genre:Literary
Verse/Prose:prose; verse


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/// cä ñcre : au lā rñe ṣṣeṃ [ya] kne – ///
a3/// – ksā kṣi¯ ¯ñä ñke : 1 || pri ya [su] ///
a4/// – [t]ñi ye ka eṃ ṣke [ma] – ///
a5/// ñä¯ ¯ś o tṣai¯ ¯m || pri ya ///
a6/// – n·(·) e ṅka¯ ¯l kle śe kwri ///
a7/// ś[k]e mc· ṣ[kai] ///
b2/// r· we s̝s̝a· ///
b3/// – – – śka ntse mai we – ///
b4/// tsi śke we s̝s̝aṃ tai sa [t]· ///
b5/// ye me śī to mā e ṅka ///
b6/// [hi] ṇi kau mai ntse pe twe sa a ñi ///
b7/// mñ[o]¯ ¯r ke ka mu pa ssa¯ ¯k pya pyai ///


a1 ///
a2 /// cäñcre : aulārñeṣṣeṃ yakne – ///
a3 /// – k sākṣiñ ñke : 1 ॥ priyasu ///
a4 /// – tñiye ka eṃṣke ma – ///
a5 /// ñäś ot ṣaim ॥ priya ///
a6 /// – n·· eṅkäl kleśe kwri ///
a7 /// śke mc(u)ṣkai ///
a8 ///
b1 ///
b2 /// r· weṣṣä(ṃ) ///
b3 /// – – – śkantse maiwe – ///
b4 /// tsiśke weṣṣäṃ taisa t· ///
b5 /// yeme śīto mā eṅka ///
b6 /// hiṇi kaumaintse petwesa añi ///
b7 /// m ñor kekamu pässak pyapyai ///
b8 ///


Online access

IDP: THT 623; TITUS: THT 623


Sieg and Siegling 1953: 397-398


Carling 2000: b6 (118), b7 (327)


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.”