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THT 87.a

Known as:THT 87.a; B 87; Bleistiftnummer 2233; Toch 536
Cite this page as:Melanie Malzahn. "THT 87.a". In A Comprehensive Edition of Tocharian Manuscripts (CEToM). Created and maintained by Melanie Malzahn, Martin Braun, Hannes A. Fellner, and Bernhard Koller. https://cetom.univie.ac.at/?m-tht87 (accessed 29 May 2024).

Edition

Editor:Melanie Malzahn

Provenience

Main find spot:Shorchuk
Expedition code:T III Š 96.18
Collection:Berlin Turfan Collection

Language and Script

Language:TB
Linguistic stage:classical
Script:classical

Text contents

Title of the work:Araṇemijātaka
Text genre:Literary
Text subgenre:Jātaka/Avadāna
Verse/Prose:prose; verse

Object

Manuscript:Araṇemi α
Material: ink on paper
Form:Poṭhī
Number of lines:6

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Transliteration

lf20
a1///
a2///
a3///
a4(– –) s̝s̝aṃ || ///
a5ṣṣe pa rma ṅsa ///
a6(–) [i] [k]· ne • klau [tk](·) ///
b1ñ[k]e mā ka lla[ṃ] • tso ·[e] ///
b2brā hma ṇe [n](·)(·) ///
b3[w]e – [t]·e ///
b4///
b5///
b6///

Transcription

lf20
a1///
a2///
a3///
a4(we)ṣṣäṃ ॥ ///
a5ṣṣe pärmaṅsa ///
a6ik(e)neklautk(a) ///
b1n1 ñke kallaṃtso·e ///
b2brāhmaṇen(ts) ///
b3wet·e ///
b4///
b5///
b6///

Translation

a5... in the hope of ...
a6... at this place. (He (?)) turned back ...
b1... now he/they now will not obtain. ...
b2... (of) the Brahmins ...

Commentary

Philological commentary

This fragment (leaf 20 of the Š-manuscript) directly follows THT 85, hence its lines a1-5 must overlap with lines a5-b5 of THT 86. Due to the scanty remains here – only a few akṣaras from three lines are preserved –, however, only a single overlap is to be found (THT 86: b5 and line a5 here); in line a4 and THT 86: b4 the texts can be merged: //// (we)ṣṣäṃ || (chanda)kanivartaṃne || ñiśmeṃ tsrorsa larepi soṃśke(nts)e ////.
The story is continued on THT 88. The translation follows Schmidt 2001: 316.
n1The restoration and correction to tso(ṅk)ai(k) "in the morning" by Sieg/Siegling in Sieg and Siegling 1953 (followed by Schmidt) is doubful; the visible remains of the akṣara speak in favor of tso(n)e, but such a confusoin of nasal signs is highly unlikely.

Remarks

In one frame with THT 87.b.

Alternative linguistic/paleographic classifications

Tamai 2011C5
Tamai 2011C14

References

Online access

IDP: THT 87a; TITUS: THT 87

Edition

Sieg and Siegling 1953: 24

Translations

Schmidt 2001: a1 a2 a3 a4 a5 a6 b1 b2 b3 b4 b5 b6 (315-316)

Bibliography

IDP

“The International Dunhuang Project: The Silk Road Online.” n.d. http://idp.bl.uk.

Schmidt 2001

Schmidt, Klaus T. 2001. “Die westtocharische Version des Araṇemi-Jātakas in deutscher Übersetzung.” In De Dunhuang à Istanbul. Hommage à James Russell Hamilton, edited by Louis Bazin and Peter Zieme, 299–327. Silk Road Studies 5. Turnhout: Brepols.

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 2011

Tamai, Tatsushi. 2011. Paläographische Untersuchungen zum B-Tocharischen. Innsbrucker Beiträge zur Sprachwissenschaft 138. Innsbruck: Institut für Sprachen und Literaturen.

TITUS

Gippert, Jost, Katharina Kupfer, Christiane Schaefer, and Tatsushi Tamai. n.d. “Thesaurus Indogermanischer Text- und Sprachmaterialien (TITUS): Tocharian Manuscripts from the Berlin Turfan Collection.” http://titus.fkidg1.uni-frankfurt.de/texte/tocharic/thtframe.htm.