Definition of saga
1 : 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
2 : a modern heroic narrative resembling the Icelandic saga
3 : a long detailed account <a saga of the Old South>
Examples of saga in a sentence
the saga of a shipwrecked crew
Her first novel was a family saga set in Iowa.
Getting our car back turned into quite a saga.
Origin and Etymology of saga
Old Norse — more at saw
First Known Use: 1709
SAGA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of saga for English Language Learners
: 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
SAGA Defined for Kids
Definition of saga for Students
1 : a story of heroic deeds
2 : a long and often complicated story
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