• 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 627

Known as:THT 627; B 627; Tintennummer 3319.19; X 19
Cite this page as:"THT 627". In A Comprehensive Edition of Tocharian Manuscripts (CEToM). Created and maintained by Melanie Malzahn, Martin Braun, Hannes A. Fellner, and Bernhard Koller. (accessed 09 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


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/// – – ///
a2/// [mcu] ṣke ṣu kkauṃ ///
a3/// – wa lo ma ske tra ///
a4/// ·[o] ka le ne re ri to ///
a5/// ly· ke wme [rṣṣe] – ///
a6/// ka pi ///
a7/// – ///
b2/// ś· mp· ke ka ///
b3/// tu meṃ ka pi ///
b4/// dhi sa tve e nte dhya na ///
b5/// yo kaṃ ña na swa ñc[e] ///
b6/// yā sa yp[au] ///
b7/// – – rā nä – ///


a1 /// – – ///
a2 /// mcuṣke ṣuk kauṃ ///
a3 /// – walo mäsketrä ///
a4 /// (k) okalene rerito ///
a5 /// ly(u)ke wmerṣṣe – ///
a6 /// kapi ///
a7 /// – ///
b1 ///
b2 /// ś· mp· keka ///
b3 /// tumeṃ kapi ///
b4 /// dhisatve ente dhyana ///
b5 /// yokäṃñana swañce ///
b6 /// yāsa ypau ///
b7 /// – – nä – ///


Online access

IDP: THT 627; TITUS: THT 627


Sieg and Siegling 1953: 399-400


Carling 2000: a2 (404)


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.”