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saga

[ sah-guh ]SEE DEFINITION OF saga

Synonyms for saga

  • adventure
  • chronicle
  • epic
  • legend
  • narrative
  • tale
  • yarn
  • soap opera
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SAGA

Since the days of Orry, we have had nothing to tell in Saga, if the Sagaman were here.

Her son claimed that he had inherited his love of “song and saga” from her.

It takes the form of a saga and is entitled Hall of the Three Legs.

No saga will ever glorify their deeds, no epic make them immortal.

Arthur, King of Bertangenland (Saga), 379; daughter of, 393.

See the account of the custom in the Saga of Harald Hardrada, c. 16.

The relation of the Saga to authentic history had always been close.

There is a return in this to the original nature of the Saga, in some respects.

This saga has been translated into English by William Morris.

A Tirolese saga speaks of a man who had a wife of unknown extraction.

WORD ORIGIN

1709, an antiquarians' revival to describe the medieval prose narratives of Iceland and Norway, from Old Norse saga "saga, story," cognate with Old English sagu "a saying" (see saw (n.2)). Properly, a narrative composition of Iceland or Norway in the Middle Ages, or one that has their characteristics. Meaning "long, convoluted story" is from 1857.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SAGA

biography

nounaccount of person's life
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