Any long story of adventure or heroic deeds.
A long detailed report.
Recounted the saga of their family problems.
A medieval Icelandic or Scandinavian prose narrative dealing with the heroic exploits of legendary and historical kings and warriors or with the traditional history of an important family.
The definition of a saga is a long story, especially about something dramatic or about heroic events.
An example of a saga is a long war novel such as War and Peace.
An Old Norse (Icelandic) prose narrative, especially one dealing with family or social histories and legends.
Other Word Forms
Origin of saga
- Old Norse sekw-3 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old Norse saga (“epic tale, story"), from Proto-Germanic *sagÇ (“saying, story"), from Proto-Indo-European *sekÊ·e-, *skÊ·Ä“- (“to tell, talk"). Cognate with Old English sagu (“story, tale, statement"), Old High German saga (“an assertion, narrative, sermon, pronouncement"), Icelandic saga (“story, tale, history"). More at saw, say.