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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 akālk tsäṅkā-ne mäkte pi kca tā oṅkorñai ñiś śwātsi kallālle ṣeym : 10 ysaparsa yey āśirvāt weṣṣi teṃ epiṅktene sāu oṅko päs pyautka. 11 spʰarīräṣṣe aisemeṃ mutkārene aise mutkāntseś po mā tsuwa naumyeṣṣe bʰājaṃne ite śama. 12 lkālñesa ārttalñe taläṣṣeñca tāka erene kartstsa werene kartstsa śukene kartstsa krenta ṣotrunasa 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.