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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.

The "Last Supper" of the Buddha (cont'd)

9 aka:lk tsän`ka:-ne mäkte pi kca ta: on`korn'ai n'is' s'wa:tsi kalla:lle s.eym : 10 ysaparsa yey a:s'irva:t wes.s.i tem. epin`ktene sa:(u) on`ko päs pyautka. 11 sphari:räs.s.e aisemem. mutka:rene aise mutka:ntses' po ma: tsuwa naumyes.s.e bha:jam.ne ite s'ama. 12 lka:ln'esa a:rttaln'e taläs.s.en'ca ta:ka erene kartstsa werene kartstsa s'ukene kartstsa krenta s.otrunasa kekenusa.

Translation

9 The desire arose in him: how could I in some way arrange to eat this porridge? 10 (While) he was going by (and) saying a benediction, in that moment the porridge became ready. 11 From a crystal bowl they poured it; the bowl did not even measure a complete mutkantse. It stood full in the bejeweled vessel. 12 With each look it was arousing his enthusiasm: good in appearance, good in aroma, good in taste, provided with good signs.