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Abschied vom Alttürkischen Witwenkleid
Farewell on Old Turkish Widow's Dress

Author(s): Peter Zieme
Subject(s): Philosophy, Theology and Religion, Turkic languages
Published by: Akadémiai Kiadó
Keywords: Old Turkic; Manichaeism; Central Asia;

Summary/Abstract: This article discusses the mysterious Old Turkic word tulton in the Manichaean story of a drunken man who had sexual intercourse in a tomb with the dead corpse of a woman. This hapax was interpreted as a compound of tul “widow” and ton “dress”. The new interpretation of another Manichaean text in which the same word appears clearly shows that the word in question has to be read tultun or toltun with the meaning “grove”.

  • Issue Year: 61/2008
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 359-364
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: German