noun sa·ga \ˈsä-gə also ˈsa-\

: a long and complicated story with many details

: a long and complicated series of events

: a long story about past heroes from Norway and Iceland

Full Definition of SAGA

:  a prose narrative recorded in Iceland in the 12th and 13th centuries of historic or legendary figures and events of the heroic age of Norway and Iceland
:  a modern heroic narrative resembling the Icelandic saga
:  a long detailed account <a saga of the Old South>

Examples of SAGA

  1. the saga of a shipwrecked crew
  2. Her first novel was a family saga set in Iowa.
  3. Getting our car back turned into quite a saga.

Origin of SAGA

Old Norse — more at saw
First Known Use: 1709

Other Literature Terms

apophasis, bathos, bildungsroman, bowdlerize, caesura, coda, doggerel, euphemism, poesy, prosody

Rhymes with SAGA


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