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TS 43

Known as:TS 43; MQ 153b; MQ 153.6
Cite this page as:"TS 43". 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-ts43 (accessed 29 May 2024).

Provenience

Main find spot:Kizil Ming-öy
Collection:Berlin Turfan Collection

Language and Script

Language:TB
Linguistic stage:late
Script:cursive

Text contents

Text genre:Non-literary
Text subgenre:Letter
Verse/Prose:prose

Object

Material: ink on wood tablet
Form:Woodslip
Number of lines:3+

Images

Images from turfan.bbaw.de by courtesy of the Digitales Turfan-Archiv at the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften.

Transliteration

a1śa¯ ¯k śtwe rkṣu nne nnai yma ññe me ne i kaṃ trai ///
a2se yi kṣe mā rju ni kṣu n[n]e • ṣe yeṃ yu rpā ṣkai ///
a3·i – – ·(·)·i – [r]·e – – – ///

Transcription

a1n1 śak śtwer kṣunne nnaiymaññe mene ikäṃ trai(ne) ///
a2seyi kṣemārjuni kṣunneṣeyeṃ yurpāṣkai ///
a3·i – – ·(ā) ·ir·e – – – ///

Translation

a1In the year fourteen of the reign, in the month of *Naim, (on the day) twenty-three ///
a2in the reign of the son ..., of Kṣemārjune • ... Yurpāṣka ... ///
a3...

Commentary

Remarks

Belongs to the Berlin collection of Tumshuqese texts; identification: Hirotoshi Ogihara in Ching and Ogihara 2013: 106–107.

Linguistic commentary

n1Note the depalatalized and degeminated mene for meñne.

References

other

Ching 2010: 297-298; Ching and Ogihara 2013: 106-107

Bibliography

Ching 2010

Ching, Chao-jung. 2010. “Secular documents in Tocharian: Buddhist economy and society in the Kucha region.” PhD, Paris: École Pratique des Hautes Études.

Ching and Ogihara 2013

Ching, Chao-jung, and Hirotoshi Ogihara. 2013. “A Tocharian B sale contract on a wooden tablet.” Journal of Inner Asian Art and Archaeology 5: 101–27.