Interpretation of B464:67, an Old Uighur poem of Dunhuang literature

ZIEME Peter 1 WANG Pingxian2

(1.Turfan Studies Project, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, , Berlin, Germany)
(2.Editorial Department, Dunhuang Academy, Lanzhou, Gansu, China 730000)

【Abstract】B464:67, a remnant unearthed in Cave 464 in the northern section of the Mogao Grottoes in Dunhuang, contains a Uighur poem composed in the form of four lines of alliterative verses. This paper introduced, translated and annotated the original text of this poem, and based on which, interpreted the third line of the Uighur inscription on the wall of Cave 464.

【Keywords】 Dunhuang literature; B464:67; Uighur poem; cave in the northern section of the Mogao Grottoes;

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(Translated by LUO Yiqian)

    Footnote

    [1]. ① In line 02, these words were marked “+” and later erased, so it is unclear which part this phrase belonged to. Here assumes this phrase is part of the name of the following Buddhist monk.

    [2]. ② Here, a strange character is seen, and Matsui Dai believed it was Phags-pa.

    [3]. ③ Unclear.

    [4]. ① This was pointed out by Matsui Dai.

    [5]. ② This was specifically pointed out by Matsui Dai.

    [6]. ③ A special thank goes to the efforts of Professor Peng Jinzhang and Professor Zhang Tieshan in re-researching Uighur literature B.464.

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ISSN:1000-4106

CN: 62-1007/K

Vol , No. 01, Pages 31-34

February 2017

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