Meaning of “saga” in the English Dictionary


"saga" in English

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saganoun [ C ]

uk /ˈsɑː.ɡə/ us /ˈsɑː.ɡə/

a long story about Scandinavian history, written in the Old Norse language in the Middle Ages, mainly in Iceland:

Norse sagas

a long story about past events over a long period of time:

Her new novel is a lengthy and compelling family saga.

a long complicated series of related, usually negative, events:

It was just another episode in the ongoing saga of their marriage problems.

(Definition of “saga” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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saganoun [ C ]

us /ˈsɑɡ·ə/

literature a long, detailed story of connected events:

The Gold Rush was just one chapter in the saga of the old West.

(Definition of “saga” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)