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[n] 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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\Sa"ga\ (s[=a]"g[.a]), n.; 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.

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