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Early Indo-European Texts

Tocharian B

Todd B. Krause and Jonathan Slocum

This page contains a text in Tocharian B with a modern English translation. This particular text and its translation are extracted from a lesson in the Early Indo-European Online series, where one may find detailed information about this text (see the Table of Contents page for Tocharian Online in EIEOL), and general information about the Tocharian B language and its speakers' culture.

Exerpt from The "Last Supper" of the Buddha (B107/THT107)

1 u oṅkorñ(ai) srañciyeṃ; 2 tappre kauś yey. mā no nta totka rano parna präntsitär. 3 cākkär svastik nandikāwart ṣotr-una eneṅka celeñiyentär. 4 kentsa ipprer-ne maṅkāläṣṣana ṣotr-una lkoyentär.


1 They boiled the porridge. 2 it went up high. But it did not overflow, not even a little. 3 The cakra, swastika and nandikavarta signs appeared within. 4 Over land and in the sky the good-luck signs could be seen.

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