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See also: Saga, säga, såga, sàga, sága, saĝa, sağa, and sägä

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse saga (epic tale, story), from Proto-Germanic *sagǭ (saying, story), from Proto-Indo-European *sekʷe-, *skʷē- (to tell, talk). Cognate with Old English sagu (story, tale, statement), Old High German saga (an assertion, narrative, sermon, pronouncement), Icelandic saga (story, tale, history), German Sage (saga, legend, myth). More at saw, say.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

saga (plural sagas)

  1. An Old Norse (Icelandic) prose narrative, especially one dealing with family or social histories and legends.
  2. Something with the qualities of such a saga; an epic, a long story.
    • 2011 October 1, David Ornstein, “Blackburn 0-4 Man City”, in BBC Sport:
      Manchester City put the Carlos Tevez saga behind them with a classy victory at Blackburn that keeps them level on points with leaders Manchester United.
    • 2013 June 8, “Obama goes troll-hunting”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8839, page 55:
      According to this saga of intellectual-property misanthropy, these creatures [patent trolls] roam the business world, buying up patents and then using them to demand extravagant payouts from companies they accuse of infringing them. Often, their victims pay up rather than face the costs of a legal battle.

TranslationsEdit

AnagramsEdit


BalineseEdit

CatalanEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Old Norse saga

NounEdit

saga f (plural sagues)

  1. saga

Etymology 2Edit

Arabic [Term?]

NounEdit

saga f (plural sagues)

  1. back, behind, rear

Crimean TatarEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse saga.

NounEdit

saga

  1. saga

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Mirjejev, V. A.; Usejinov, S. M. (2002) Ukrajinsʹko-krymsʹkotatarsʹkyj slovnyk [Ukrainian – Crimean Tatar Dictionary]‎[1], Simferopol: Dolya, ISBN 966-7980-89-8

FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From sag (saw).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

saga (third person singular past indicative sagaði, third person plural past indicative sagaðu, supine sagað)

  1. to saw

ConjugationEdit


FijianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Oceanic *sanga.

NounEdit

saga

  1. (anatomy) thigh

FinnishEdit

NounEdit

saga

  1. Alternative spelling of saaga

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of saga (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative saga sagat
genitive sagan sagojen
partitive sagaa sagoja
illative sagaan sagoihin
singular plural
nominative saga sagat
accusative nom. saga sagat
gen. sagan
genitive sagan sagojen
sagainrare
partitive sagaa sagoja
inessive sagassa sagoissa
elative sagasta sagoista
illative sagaan sagoihin
adessive sagalla sagoilla
ablative sagalta sagoilta
allative sagalle sagoille
essive sagana sagoina
translative sagaksi sagoiksi
instructive sagoin
abessive sagatta sagoitta
comitative sagoineen

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Old Norse segja (to say)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

saga f (plural sagas)

  1. saga

Further readingEdit

AnagramsEdit


GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the Old Norse saga, from Proto-Germanic *sagǭ

NounEdit

saga f (plural sagas)

  1. sorceress, witch
  2. An Old Norse (Icelandic) prose narrative, especially one dealing with family or social histories and legends.
  3. Something with the qualities of such a saga; an epic, a long story.

IcelandicEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From the Old Norse saga, from Proto-Germanic *sagǭ. Cognate with Old English sagu (English saw); Old Frisian sege; Old High German saga (German Sage); Old Danish saghæ, Old Swedish sagha, Faroese søga, Nynorsk soge, Jutlandic save (a narrative, a narration, a tale, a report), Swedish saga. Perhaps related to Lithuanian pasaka.

Compare with segja (to say, to tell) and sögn (a story).

NounEdit

saga f (genitive singular sögu, nominative plural sögur)

  1. a story
    Segðu mér sögu.
    Tell me a story.
  2. a history
    Saga Japans er mjög áhugaverð.
    The history of Japan is very interesting.
  3. a saga
DeclensionEdit
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From sög (saw).

VerbEdit

saga (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative sagaði, supine sagað)

  1. to saw
ConjugationEdit

Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

saga

  1. indefinite genitive plural of sög

AnagramsEdit


IndonesianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Malay saga, from Proto-Malayic *saga, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *saga.

NounEdit

saga (plural saga-saga, first-person possessive sagaku, second-person possessive sagamu, third-person possessive saganya)

  1. jequirity (Abrus precatorius)

ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsa.ɡa/, [ˈs̪äːɡä]
  • Hyphenation: sà‧ga

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse saga.

NounEdit

saga f (plural saghe)

  1. saga

Etymology 2Edit

From Latin sāga.

NounEdit

saga f (plural saghe)

  1. (obsolete, literary) witch

Etymology 3Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

AdjectiveEdit

saga

  1. singular feminine of sago

AnagramsEdit


JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

saga

  1. Rōmaji transcription of さが

JavaneseEdit

LatinEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Substantivisation of the female form of sāgus (soothsaying).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

sāga f (genitive sāgae); first declension

  1. a female sage, fortune-teller, witch
DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative sāga sāgae
Genitive sāgae sāgārum
Dative sāgae sāgīs
Accusative sāgam sāgās
Ablative sāgā sāgīs
Vocative sāga sāgae
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

AdjectiveEdit

sāga

  1. inflection of sāgus:
    1. singular feminine nominative/vocative
    2. plural neuter nominative/accusative/vocative

AdjectiveEdit

sāgā

  1. singular feminine ablative of sāgus

Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

saga n

  1. nominative/accusative/vocative plural of sagum

Etymology 4Edit

From Old Norse saga.

NounEdit

saga f (genitive sagae); first declension

  1. (New Latin) saga
    • Saxonis Grammatici Historia danica. Recensuit et commentariis illustravit Dr. Petrus Erasmus Müller. Opus morte Mülleri interruptum absolvit Mag. Joannes Matthias Velschow, pars posterior, 1858, p. lxii:
      ... ratiocinari licet, Saxonem nullas scriptas sagas Islandicas ante oculos habuisse.
      ... it may be inferred that Saxo had not encountered any written Icelandic sagas.
DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative saga sagae
Genitive sagae sagārum
Dative sagae sagīs
Accusative sagam sagās
Ablative sagā sagīs
Vocative saga sagae

LithuanianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (sagà) IPA(key): [s̪ɐˈɡɐ]
  • (sãga) IPA(key): [ˈs̪ä̌ːɡɐ]

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

sagà f (plural sãgos) stress pattern 4 [1]

  1. button
    sagas įsiūti[1] - to sew buttons on
DeclensionEdit
Derived termsEdit
Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse.

NounEdit

sagà f (plural sãgos) stress pattern 2 [1]

  1. saga
  2. (in broader sense) story, legend
DeclensionEdit
SynonymsEdit

AnagramsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 “saga” in Balčikonis, Juozas et al. (1954), Dabartinės lietuvių kalbos žodynas. Vilnius: Valstybinė politinės ir mokslinės literatūros leidykla.

MalayEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Malayic *saga, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *saga.

NounEdit

saga (plural saga-saga, informal first-person possessive sagaku, second-person possessive sagamu, third-person possessive saganya)

  1. jequirity (Abrus precatorius)

Etymology 2Edit

From English saga, from Old Norse saga (epic tale, story), from Proto-Germanic *sagǭ (saying, story), from Proto-Indo-European *sekʷe-, *skʷē- (to tell, talk).

NounEdit

saga (plural saga-saga, informal first-person possessive sagaku, second-person possessive sagamu, third-person possessive saganya)

  1. saga (Old Norse Icelandic prose)
  2. saga (long epic story)

Norwegian BokmålEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

saga m or f

  1. definite feminine singular of sag

VerbEdit

saga

  1. inflection of sage:
    1. simple past
    2. past participle

Norwegian NynorskEdit

NounEdit

saga f

  1. definite singular of sag

Old EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsɑɡɑ/, [ˈsɑɣɑ]

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Germanic *sagô (saw, scythe), *sagō, from Proto-Indo-European *sek-, *sēik- (to cut). Cognate with Old Frisian sage (West Frisian seage), Old Saxon saga, Middle Dutch sage, saghe (Dutch zaag), Old High German saga (German Säge), Old Norse sǫg (Icelandic sög, Danish sav, Swedish såg).

NounEdit

saga m (nominative plural sagan)

  1. saw (tool)
Alternative formsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Middle English: sawe

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Germanic *sagō, *sagǭ (saying, story), from Proto-Indo-European *sekʷe-, *skʷē- (to tell, talk). More at saw.

NounEdit

saga m (nominative plural sagan)

  1. saying; statement
  2. story, tale; narrative
DeclensionEdit
Related termsEdit

VerbEdit

saga

  1. imperative of secgan

Old High GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *sagǭ. Cognate with Old English sagu, Old Norse and Icelandic saga.

NounEdit

saga f

  1. story

DescendantsEdit


Old JavaneseEdit

Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *sagǭ. Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *sekʷ- (to say)

NounEdit

saga f

  1. story, history, legend, saga

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • saga in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Old SaxonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *sagǭ. Cognate with Old English sagu, Old Frisian sege, Old High German saga (German Sage), Old Norse saga.

NounEdit

saga f

  1. statement, discourse, report

DeclensionEdit



PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse saga.

NounEdit

saga f (plural sagas)

  1. saga (Old Norse prose narrative)
  2. (by extension) saga (long, epic story)

SasakEdit

Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse saga.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /sâːɡa/
  • Hyphenation: sa‧ga

NounEdit

sȃga f (Cyrillic spelling са̑га)

  1. saga

DeclensionEdit


SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse saga.

NounEdit

saga f (plural sagas)

  1. saga

SundaneseEdit

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Swedish sagha, from Old Norse saga, from Proto-Germanic *sagǭ. Cognate with Old English sagu (English saw); Old Frisian sege; Old High German saga (German Sage); Old Danish saghæ, Faroese søga, Nynorsk soge, Jutlandic save (a narrative, a narration, a tale, a report), Icelandic saga. Perhaps related to Lithuanian pasaka.

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

saga c

  1. fairy tale
  2. epic, long story

DeclensionEdit

Declension of saga 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative saga sagan sagor sagorna
Genitive sagas sagans sagors sagornas

TagalogEdit

NounEdit

sagà

  1. vine with small, red, and black seeds often used as beads

TurkishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse saga.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

saga (definite accusative sagayı, plural sagalar)

  1. Old Norse (Icelandic) saga

DeclensionEdit

Inflection
Nominative saga
Definite accusative sagayı
Singular Plural
Nominative saga sagalar
Definite accusative sagayı sagaları
Dative sagaya sagalara
Locative sagada sagalarda
Ablative sagadan sagalardan
Genitive saganın sagaların
Possessive forms
Singular Plural
1st singular sagam sagalarım
2nd singular sagan sagaların
3rd singular sagası sagaları
1st plural sagamız sagalarımız
2nd plural saganız sagalarınız
3rd plural sagaları sagaları