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From Hindi मूँग (mūṅg), from Sanskrit मुद्ग (mudga).
mung (plural mungs)
- The mung bean, cultivated for its sprouts, Vigna radiata or Phaseolus aureus.
Often doubtfully explained as mash until no good, or a self-referencing (recursive) acronym, mung until no good. Rumored to have originated from one of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology computer groups in the 1970s or 1980s.
mung (third-person singular simple present mungs, present participle munging, simple past and past participle munged)
- (computing, informal) To make repeated changes to a file or data which individually may be reversible, yet which ultimately result in an unintentional irreversible destruction of large portions of the original data.
- (by extension, informal) To harm, to damage; to destroy.
- mung bean on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- mung (computer term) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- ^ “mung”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–2022.
From Sanskrit मुद्ग (mudga, “the bean Phaseolus mungo”).
mung m (Perso-Arabic spelling مُنگ)
a-decl (Obl, pl): -a
- Liljegren, Henrik; Haider, Naseem (2011) Palula Vocabulary (FLI Language and Culture Series; 7), Islamabad, Pakistan: Forum for Language Initiatives, →ISBN
- Turner, Ralph Lilley (1969–1985), “mung”, in A Comparative Dictionary of the Indo-Aryan Languages, London: Oxford University Press
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