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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.]

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]

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]

saga

- Old Norse for "narrative."
See also related terms for narrative.
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

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
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

saga

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

saga

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

saga

[ˈsɑːgə] nsaga

saga

(ˈsaːgə) noun
a long, detailed story. I expect he told you the saga of his troubles.
References in classic literature ?
She told Helen that he always called on Sundays when they were at home; he knew about a great many things--about mathematics, history, Greek, zoology, economics, and the Icelandic Sagas.
He now published a succession of prose romances largely inspired by the Icelandic sagas and composed in a strange half-archaic style.
Take up the literature of 1835, and you will find the poets and novelists asking for the same impossible gift as did the German Minnesingers long before them and the old Norse Saga writers long before that.
On board the liner he had poured the saga of his life into Claire's attentive ears, and there was a gentle sweetness in her manner which encouraged Mr Pickering mightily, for he had fallen in love with Claire on sight.
The Reality of the Fantastic: The Magical, Political and Social Universe of Late Medieval Saga Manuscripts
Saga Services Ltd ("Saga"), a leading UK provider of insurance solutions to the over 50s, and Guidewire Software, Inc.
We examined these five individually in order to compare different sagas to each other.
Quinn, Judy and Emily Lethbridge, eds, Creating the Medieval Saga: Versions, Variability and Editorial Interpretations of Old Norse Saga Literature (The Viking Collection, 18), Copenhagen, University Press of Southern Denmark, 2010; cloth; pp.
Creating the medieval saga; versions, variability and editorial interpretations of Old Norse saga literature.
Unsurprisingly, this chronology confirms the place of early Olaf sagas at the beginning, and culminates in Njals saga.
As professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford he formed a society called "The Coalbiters," which met to read the Icelandic sagas aloud (Carpenter 119-20).
Kristjansdottir, a sound artist, experimental musician, and puppeteer who possesses the deep dark eyes, sprightly grin, and intense modesty typical of Icelandic women, remembers the sagas with wonder.