Definition of


  1. (noun, communication) 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

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Alternate forms of Saga

Hypernyms: adventure story, heroic tale

Origin of the word Saga

  1. 1709, an antiquarians' revival to describe the medieval prose narratives of Iceland and Norway, from O.N. saga "saga, story," cognate with O.E. sagu "a saying" (see saw (2)). Prop., a narrative composition of Iceland or Norway in the Middle Ages, or one that has their characteristics. more

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