Technical notes

SRC Search

To cover a wide range of wording and orthographic readings the search includes alternative prefix, superscript and suffix combinations and ignores a number of grammatical syllable endings and particles.
Please consider searching for prefix/superscript/suffix-variations and alternative wording (e.g. word contractions, orthographic abbreviations).

Etext Search

Exact Matches: This tab show occurrences that have the exact wording and spelling.

Phrase Matches: This tab displays occurrences with an alternative wording (no direct navigation possible). Phrase matches include results…

- with orthographic variation (different prefixation/suffixation)
- with alternative wording (occurrence of stopwords: gis, kyis, gyis, yis, gi, kyi, gyi, yi, pa'i, ba'i, par, bar)
- with word break-up (pagination and glosses)
- …


acc. according
bet. between
c. circa
ch. chapter
cent. century
ed. editor
eds. editors
est. established
et al.
et passim
fig. figure
fl. flourished
ff. folios (not fols.) > vereinheitlichen!
n. footnote
no. number
pl. plate
prob. probably
ms. manuscript (not MS or MSS)
r. ??? reign
TOC table of contents
xyl. xylograph

D – Tōhoku catalogue number
P – Ōtani catalogue number

NLB – the National Library of Bhutan, i.e. 'brug rgyal yongs dpe mdzod/

SRC reference title (indicates the format/status or language of a title)

[ms] = manuscript
[mst] = SRC master entry; entry holds general information on a title, but no publication data
[ref] = title from reference; title unavailable/inaccessible
[dig] = digital version (i.e. textinput or printout)
[xyl] = xylograph

[repr] = reprint

[chin] = Chinese
[eng] = English
[tib] = Tibetan


[adm] = administrative unit

Editorial Signs (transcribed text)

- pagination and editorial interventions in square brackets […]
- emendations in braces: (=…)
- author annotations in curly brackets: {…}
- unclear readings marked with question mark