Saga

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Saga \Sa"ga\ (s[=a]"g[.a]), noun; pl. {Sagas} (-g[.a]z). [Icel., akin to E. saw a saying. See {Say}, and cf. {Saw}.] A Scandinavian legend, or heroic or mythic tradition, among the Norsemen and kindred people; a northern European popular historical or religious tale of olden time.

And then the blue-eyed Norseman told A saga of the days of old. --Longfellow.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sagum \Sa"gum\, noun; pl. {Saga}. [L. sagum, sagus; cf. Gr. ?. Cf. {Say} a kind of serge.] (Rom. Antiq.) The military cloak of the Roman soldiers.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

saga

noun

1: 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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