What does the word saga mean?

Usage examples for saga

  1. Another saga narrates how a peasant greedily coveted and wished to appropriate a corn field that belonged to his neighbour and, in order to attain his evil end, he buried in the middle of that field his only son whom he had previously taught what to say when interrogated. – An Anthology of Jugoslav Poetry; Serbian Lyrics by Various
  2. The latter extracts it from the Saga or Chronicle of Snorro, who was born in 1179, and wrote in 1215; so that his account was formed long after the event is said to have taken place. – The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus (Vol. II) by Washington Irving
  3. This is chiefly due to the spread of Christianity; priests and monks take up the tale of kindly Saga, and keep careful record of events. – From a Terrace in Prague by Lieut.-Col. B. Granville Baker