- 1A long story of heroic achievement, especially a medieval prose narrative in Old Norse or Old Icelandic: a figure straight out of a Viking sagaMore example sentences
- Okpewho apparently wishes to treat his narratives as a form of heroic recitation similar to the epics and heroic sagas that have been recorded elsewhere on the continent, despite the generic differences described above.
- Such verses are preserved mainly in the kings' sagas; many ‘lausavísur’ or occasional verses, and some love poetry are included in the narratives of family sagas.
- The ancient sagas of Snorri Sturluson are well-known among medieval literary scholars.
- 1.1A long, involved story, account, or series of incidents: the saga of her engagementMore example sentences
long story, rigmarole; chain of events• informal spiel
- And so began a saga that involved the Rail Regulator and the Rail Passenger Committee.
- Later she was described as the only sane person in the whole saga.
- An account of the sorry saga appeared in a Think Secret scoop last week.
early 18th century: from Old Norse, literally 'narrative'; related to saw3.