Definitions for SAGAˈsɑ gə
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a medieval Scandinavian prose narrative of events in the lives of historical or legendary individuals or families.
any narrative of heroic exploits.
Also called sa′ga nov`el. a form of novel that chronicles the members or generations of a family or social group.
Origin of saga:
1700–10; < ON; c. saw3
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
An Old Norse (Icelandic) prose narrative, especially one dealing with family or social histories and legends
Something with the qualities of such a saga; an epic, a long story.
Saga Prefecture - a prefecture in the Western island, Kyushu, Japan
Saga - a city in Saga Prefecture, Japan
Origin: From sagō, from sekʷe-. More at 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
The New Hacker's Dictionary
[WPI] A cuspy but bogus raving story about N random broken people.Here is a classic example of the saga form, as told by Guy L. Steele:Jon L. White (login name JONL) and I (GLS) were office mates at MIT for many years. One April, we both flew from Boston to California for a week on research business, to consult face-to-face with some people at Stanford, particularly our mutual friend Richard P. Gabriel (RPG).RPG picked us up at the San Francisco airport and drove us back to Palo Alto (going logical south on route 101, parallel to El Camino Bignum). Palo Alto is adjacent to Stanford University and about 40 miles south of San Francisco. We ate at The Good Earth, a ‘health food’ restaurant, very popular, the sort whose milkshakes all contain honey and protein powder. JONL ordered such a shake — the waitress claimed the flavor of the day was “lalaberry”. I still have no idea what that might be, but it became a running joke. It was the color of raspberry, and JONL said it tasted rather bitter. I ate a better tostada there than I have ever had in a Mexican restaurant.After this we went to the local Uncle Gaylord's Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor. They make ice cream fresh daily, in a variety of intriguing flavors. It's a chain, and they have a slogan: “If you don't live near an Uncle Gaylord's — MOVE!” Also, Uncle Gaylord (a real person) wages a constant battle to force big-name ice cream makers to print their ingredients on the package (like air and plastic and other non-natural garbage). JONL and I had first discovered Uncle Gaylord's the previous August, when we had flown to a computer-science conference in Berkeley, California, the first time either of us had been on the West Coast. When not in the conference sessions, we had spent our time wandering the length of Telegraph Avenue, which (like Harvard Square in Cambridge) was lined with picturesque street vendors and interesting little shops. On that street we discovered Uncle Gaylord's Berkeley store. The ice cream there was very good. During that August visit JONL went absolutely bananas (so to speak) over one particular flavor, ginger honey.Therefore, after eating at The Good Earth — indeed, after every lunch and dinner and before bed during our April visit — a trip to Uncle Gaylord's (the one in Palo Alto) was mandatory. We had arrived on a Wednesday, and by Thursday evening we had been there at least four times. Each time, JONL would get ginger honey ice cream, and proclaim to all bystanders that “Ginger was the spice that drove the Europeans mad! That's why they sought a route to the East! They used it to preserve their otherwise off-taste meat.” After the third or fourth repetition RPG and I were getting a little tired of this spiel, and began to paraphrase him: “Wow! Ginger! The spice that makes rotten meat taste good!” “Say! Why don't we find some dog that's been run over and sat in the sun for a week and put some ginger on it for dinner?!” “Right! With a lalaberry shake!” And so on. This failed to faze JONL; he took it in good humor, as long as we kept returning to Uncle Gaylord's. He loves ginger honey ice cream.Now RPG and his then-wife KBT (Kathy Tracy) were putting us up (putting up with us?) in their home for our visit, so to thank them JONL and I took them out to a nice French restaurant of their choosing. I unadventurously chose the filet mignon, and KBT had je ne sais quoi du jour, but RPG and JONL had lapin (rabbit). (Waitress: “Oui, we have fresh rabbit, fresh today.” RPG: “Well, JONL, I guess we won't need any ginger!”)We finished the meal late, about 11PM, which is 2AM Boston time, so JONL and I were rather droopy. But it wasn't yet midnight. Off to Uncle Gaylord's!Now the French restaurant was in Redwood City, north of Palo Alto. In leaving Redwood City, we somehow got onto route 101 going north instead of south. JONL and I wouldn't have known the difference had RPG not mentioned it. We still knew very little of the local geography. I did figure out, however, that we were headed in the direction of Berkeley, and half-jokingly sug
Translations for SAGA
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a long, detailed story
I expect he told you the saga of his troubles.
- رِواية طَويلَة عن أجيال أسْرَةٍ واحِدَهArabic
- sagaPortuguese (BR)
- die SagaGerman
- داستان حماسيFarsi
- pripovjetka, sagaCroatian
- saga, istorijaLithuanian
- sāga; stāstsLatvian
- kisah panjangMalay
- saga, historiaPolish
- داستان حماسيPersian
- داتلانو كيسه، دمېړنو كيسه، جنګىكيسه، داّيسلينډ لرغونۍ جنګى كيسهPashto
- saga, historiaSwedish
- ตำนาน; เรื่องเล่า)Thai
- 長篇故事Chinese (Trad.)
- сага, легендаUkrainian
- trường thiên tiểu thuyếtVietnamese
- 长篇故事Chinese (Simp.)
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