Adjective "saga" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A long story of heroic achievement, especially a medieval prose narrative in Old Norse or Old Icelandic.
  1. 'I even read the Norse sagas and Icelandic literature and I love Celtic lore.'
  2. 'In England, William Morris translated the Icelandic sagas and Cecil Sharp collected village dances and songs.'
  3. 'It had also a supporting role within several great ethno-historical myths: the Táin, the Welsh epics, the lives of saints, the Viking sagas.'
  4. 'Oral-connected prose works such as the Mabinogion and the Norse sagas fall within the discussion, but Foley develops no distinction between the poetic and the non-poetic in the context of oral art.'
  5. 'Because if sagas make contemporary war stories pale into nothingness, the old fairy tales make contemporary horror seem like nice, sweet stories dreamed up by the boys at Disney.'
  6. 'The ancient sagas of Snorri Sturluson are well-known among medieval literary scholars.'
  7. 'The sagas, legends, myths and histories which have been passed on orally or in written documents by ancient peoples are sometimes called pseudohistory.'
  8. 'Had Guo ever read the old Icelandic sagas, she would have found the scene toward the end of The Saga of Burnt Njal quite familiar.'
  9. 'The first sagas were the Norse sagas from Iceland and Scandinavia.'
  10. 'Maybe that rumour could be added to the list of Viking myths and sagas that will feature next Friday in Bardic Adventurers!'
A long, involved story, account, or series of incidents.
  1. 'I walked out thankful the whole saga was over - it is a very stressful time for footballers.'
  2. 'History will not be on Blair's side, it will show that the whole saga is a great political scandal.'
  3. 'At least one thing came out of the whole saga, and that was that I managed to write a post that brought people to my blog.'
  4. 'It's fully revised, with a new chapter taking in the whole saga of his resignation and comeback.'
  5. 'Indeed Mr Jones is right to acknowledge the impact the whole saga has had on staff morale.'
  6. 'The saga begins in London with the American hostess Barbara Heinz inviting Dorrit to lunch.'
  7. 'The Minister's gaffe came amidst a day of heightened pressure on all players involved in the saga.'
  8. 'Trudeau's stated goal was to produce a work that provides ‘a comprehensive narrative of one of the most unforgettable sagas in United States history.’'
  9. 'The Jacobite story was one of history's longest running spy sagas.'
  10. 'Later she was described as the only sane person in the whole saga.'

More definitions

1. a medieval Icelandic or Norse prose narrative of achievements and events in the history of a personage, family, etc.

2. any narrative or legend of heroic exploits.Synonyms: epic, tale, history.

3. Also called saga novel. a form of the novel in which the members or generations of a family or social group are chronicled in a long and leisurely narrative.

4. a dramatic history of a group, place, industry, etc.: the saga of the transcontinental railroad.

5. any very long story wit

More examples(as adjective)

"rights can be saga."

"films can be saga."

"sources can be saga."

"months can be saga."

"diaries can be saga."

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Early 18th century: from Old Norse, literally ‘narrative’; related to saw.