I've been working my way through some Chinese text, I came to this line here:

祝曰   清净阿罗诃 清净大威力 清净(下残) 大秦景教宣元至本经

I can make sense of some of it, but what does the 下残 in brackets clarify in the text?

Thank you for your time.

2 Answers 2


下 means the following content.
残 means incomplete.

下残 means the following content is incomplete.


it should be treated as remark by someone, that the original text had missing characters / texts.

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