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sa·ga

 (sä′gə)
n.
1.
a. A prose narrative usually written in Iceland between 1120 and 1400, dealing with the families that first settled Iceland and their descendants, with the histories of the kings of Norway, and with the myths and legends of early Germanic gods and heroes.
b. A modern prose narrative that resembles a saga.
2. A long detailed report: recounted the saga of their family problems.

[Old Norse; see sekw- in Indo-European roots.]
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saga

(ˈsɑːɡə)
n
1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) any of several medieval prose narratives written in Iceland and recounting the exploits of a hero or a family
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) any similar heroic narrative
3. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) Also called: saga novel a series of novels about several generations or members of a family
4. (Theatre) any other artistic production said to resemble a saga
5. informal a series of events or a story stretching over a long period
[C18: from Old Norse: a narrative; related to Old English secgan to say1]
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sa•ga

(ˈsɑ gə)

n., pl. -gas.
1. a medieval Scandinavian prose narrative of events in the lives of historical or legendary individuals or families.
2. any narrative of heroic exploits.
3. Also called sa′ga nov`el. a form of novel that chronicles the members or generations of a family or social group.
[1700–10; < Old Norse; c. saw3]
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saga

- Old Norse for "narrative."
See also related terms for narrative.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.saga - a narrative telling the adventures of a hero or a familysaga - a narrative telling the adventures of a hero or a family; originally (12th to 14th centuries) a story of the families that settled Iceland and their descendants but now any prose narrative that resembles such an account
adventure story, heroic tale - a story of an adventure
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saga

noun
1. carry-on, to-do, performance (informal) (informal, chiefly Brit.), rigmarole, soap opera, pantomime (informal), chain of events, catalogue of disasters the whole saga of Hoddle's dismissal
2. epic, story, tale, legend, adventure, romance, narrative, chronicle, yarn, fairy tale, folk tale, roman-fleuve (French) a Nordic saga of giants and trolls
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Translations
رِواية طَويلَة عن أجيال أسْرَةٍ واحِدَه
sága
saga
családregény
saga
佐賀市佐賀県
sāgastāsts
sága

saga

[ˈsɑːgə] N (Hist) → saga f; (= novel) → serie f (de novelas) (fig) → epopeya f
he told me the whole saga of what had happenedme contó toda la odisea or historia de lo ocurrido
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saga

[ˈsɑːgə] n
(= Nordic legend) → saga f
(= long story) → épopée f
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saga

nSaga f; (= novel also)Generationsroman m; (fig)Geschichte f, → Story f (inf)
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saga

[ˈsɑːgə] nsaga
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saga

(ˈsaːgə) noun
a long, detailed story. I expect he told you the saga of his troubles.
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Viking sagas are surprisingly little known in this country compared with Greek and Roman myths.
The Dragon's Hoard: Stories from the Viking Sagas is a children's picturebook retelling legends from Viking culture and Norse mythology.
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