An example of a saga is a long war novel such as War and Peace.
Recounted the saga of their family problems.
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.