Saga meaning

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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.

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Any long story of adventure or heroic deeds.
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A long detailed report.

Recounted the saga of their family problems.

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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.
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A city in Saga Prefecture, Japan.
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Something with the qualities of such a saga; an epic, a long story.
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Agas, Agas, ägas, saag.
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Saga Prefecture - a prefecture in the Western island, Kyushu, Japan.
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An Old Norse (Icelandic) prose narrative, especially one dealing with family or social histories and legends.
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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.

    From Wiktionary