What does saga mean?

Definitions for sagaˈsɑ gə

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word saga.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. saga(noun)

    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


  1. saga(Noun)

    An Old Norse (Icelandic) prose narrative, especially one dealing with family or social histories and legends

  2. saga(Noun)

    Something with the qualities of such a saga; an epic, a long story.

  3. Saga(ProperNoun)

    Saga Prefecture - a prefecture in the Western island, Kyushu, Japan

  4. Saga(ProperNoun)

    Saga - a city in Saga Prefecture, Japan

  5. Origin: From sagō, from sekʷe-. More at saw.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Saga(noun)

    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

  2. Saga

    of Sagum

  3. Origin: [Icel., akin to E. saw a saying. See Say, and cf. Saw.]


  1. SaGa

    SaGa is a series of science fiction open world role-playing video games produced by Square, now Square Enix. The series originated on the Game Boy in 1989 as the creation of Akitoshi Kawazu. It has since continued across multiple platforms, from the Super Nintendo Entertainment System to the PlayStation 2. The series is notable for its emphasis on open world exploration, non-linear branching plots, and occasionally unconventional gameplay. This distinguished the series from most of Square's titles. There are currently nine games in the SaGa series, along with several ports and enhanced remakes.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Saga

    sä′ga, n. a tale, historical or fabulous, in the old prose literature of Iceland.—n. Sä′gaman, a narrator of sagas. [Ice. saga, pl. sögursegja, say.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. saga

    [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 restau

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Anagrams for saga »

  1. agas, Agas, ägas, saag

  2. saag

  3. agas, Agas, ägas


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of saga in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of saga in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jorge Piedrahita:

    There is appetite for yield and for paper that is not involved in the legal saga.

  2. Fabien Roques:

    The lesson from the E.ON saga is that governments will always have the last word.

  3. Tamir Fishman:

    I believe the court in effect gave the government a strong hint how it can put an end to this saga.

  4. Edward Hoagland:

    Animals are stylized characters in a kind of old saga -- stylized because even the most acute of them have little leeway as they play out their parts.

  5. Alvin Cheung:

    It's clear Beijing is involved because the saga makes officials look very ugly amid the push on SOE reform, beijing is highly concerned, but will not intervene publicly.

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