saga

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noun sa·ga \ˈsä-gə also ˈsa-\

Definition of saga

  1. 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. 2 :  a modern heroic narrative resembling the Icelandic saga

  3. 3 :  a long detailed account <a saga of the Old South>

Examples of saga in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of saga

Old Norse — more at saw


First Known Use: 1709


SAGA Defined for English Language Learners

saga

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noun sa·ga \ˈsä-gə also ˈsa-\

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

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noun sa·ga \ˈsä-gə\

Definition of saga for Students

  1. 1 :  a story of heroic deeds

  2. 2 :  a long and often complicated story



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