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Yutaka Yoshida

« Notes on the Khotanese secular documents of the 8th-9th centuries », in : Maria Macuch, Mauro Maggi & Werner Sundermann, eds., Iranian languages and texts from Iran and Turan: Ronald E. Emmerick memorial volume. Wiesbaden, Harrassowitz Verlag, 2007, pp. 463-472. (IRANICA, 13)

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1(1) The Chinese character fu found in documents issued by the Khotanese official Sudārrjuṃ does not mean “copy” but is used as his signature according to an otherwise attested practice; (2) Kh. parmäca (from *pari-maiθ‑ “to exchange” according to H. W. Bailey) means “message (exchanged between peers)” and contrasts with parau “message from superior to subordinate” and haṣḍi “message from inferior to superior”; (3) Kh. thaiṣ(ṣ)ī is not a loanword from Chin. dashi 大師 “great (Buddhist) teacher” but from dashi 大使 “grand commissioner”, one of the highest ranks in Chinese administration, which was used in Khotan to denote foreing supreme military commanders; (4) Kh. pe’mīnai means “(made out) of floss silk” and pe’ma “floss silk” rather than “wool” and, if the noun acutally derives from Iranian *pašma‑ “wool”, it changed its meaning in Khotanese. Y. also proposes some prosopographical identifications and recognises the loanwords Kh. pe’ṃba’ṣī ← Chin. bingmashi 兵馬使 “commissioner for infantry and cavalry” and Tibetan peg seng ← Kh. pa’kisina ← Chin. baixing 百姓 “ordinary people”.

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Mauro Maggi. Yutaka Yoshida, « « Notes on the Khotanese secular documents of the 8th-9th centuries », in : Maria Macuch, Mauro Maggi & Werner Sundermann, eds., Iranian languages and texts from Iran and Turan: Ronald E. Emmerick memorial volume. Wiesbaden, Harrassowitz Verlag, 2007, pp. 463-472. (IRANICA, 13) », Abstracta Iranica [En ligne], Volume 30 | 2010, document 24, mis en ligne le 08 avril 2010, consulté le 15 novembre 2019. URL : http://journals.openedition.org/abstractairanica/37559

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