saga

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

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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. Doublet of saw.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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.

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Balinese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *saga.

Noun[edit]

saga

  1. jequirity (Abrus precatorius)

Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Old Norse saga

Noun[edit]

saga f (plural sagues)

  1. saga

Etymology 2[edit]

Arabic سَاقَة(sāqa)

Noun[edit]

saga f (plural sagues)

  1. back, behind, rear

Crimean Tatar[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse saga.

Noun[edit]

saga

  1. saga

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

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

Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From sag (saw).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

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

  1. to saw

Conjugation[edit]


Fijian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Central Pacific *saŋa, variant of *caŋa, from Proto-Oceanic *saŋa, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *saŋa.

Noun[edit]

saga

  1. (anatomy) thigh

Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

saga

  1. Alternative spelling of saaga

Declension[edit]

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
Possessive forms of saga (type kala)
possessor singular plural
1st person sagani sagamme
2nd person sagasi saganne
3rd person sagansa

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old Norse segja (to say)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

saga f (plural sagas)

  1. saga

Further reading[edit]

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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.

Icelandic[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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).

Noun[edit]

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
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From sög (saw).

Verb[edit]

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

  1. to saw
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

saga

  1. indefinite genitive plural of sög

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Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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

  1. jequirity (Abrus precatorius)

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse saga.

Noun[edit]

saga f (plural saghe)

  1. saga

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin sāga.

Noun[edit]

saga f (plural saghe)

  1. (obsolete, literary) witch

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Adjective[edit]

saga

  1. singular feminine of sago

Anagrams[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

saga

  1. Rōmaji transcription of さが

Javanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Javanese, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *saga.

Noun[edit]

saga

  1. jequirity (Abrus precatorius)

Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Substantivisation of the female form of sāgus (soothsaying).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sāga f (genitive sāgae); first declension

  1. a female soothsayer, fortune-teller, prophetess
Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative sāga sāgae
Genitive sāgae sāgārum
Dative sāgae sāgīs
Accusative sāgam sāgās
Ablative sāgā sāgīs
Vocative sāga sāgae
Descendants[edit]
  • Italian: saga

Etymology 2[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sāga

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

Adjective[edit]

sāgā

  1. singular feminine ablative of sāgus

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

saga n

  1. nominative/accusative/vocative plural of sagum

Etymology 4[edit]

From Old Norse saga.

Noun[edit]

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.
Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

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

Lithuanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

  1. button
    sagas įsiūti[1] - to sew buttons on
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse.

Noun[edit]

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

  1. saga
  2. (in broader sense) story, legend
Declension[edit]
Synonyms[edit]

Anagrams[edit]

References[edit]

  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.

Malay[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

saga (plural saga-saga, informal 1st possessive sagaku, impolite 2nd possessive sagamu, 3rd possessive saganya)

  1. jequirity (Abrus precatorius)

Etymology 2[edit]

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).

Noun[edit]

saga (plural saga-saga, informal 1st possessive sagaku, impolite 2nd possessive sagamu, 3rd possessive saganya)

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

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

saga m or f

  1. definite feminine singular of sag

Verb[edit]

saga

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

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

A modern loan from Old Norse saga, whence also the modern Doublet of en and soge.[1]

Noun[edit]

saga m or f (definite singular sagaen or sagaa, indefinite plural sagaar or sagaer, definite plural sagaane or sagaene)

  1. a saga

Etymology 2[edit]

From sag (saw) +‎ -a.[1]

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

saga (present tense sagar, past tense saga, past participle saga, passive infinitive sagast, present participle sagande, imperative sag)

  1. to saw
Usage notes[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

saga f

  1. definite singular of sag

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 “saga” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Anagrams[edit]


Old English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsɑ.ɡɑ/, [ˈsɑ.ɣɑ]

Etymology 1[edit]

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 [Term?] (saga) (German Säge), Old Norse sǫg (Icelandic sög, Danish sav, Swedish såg).

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

saga m (nominative plural sagan)

  1. saw (tool)
Descendants[edit]
  • Middle English: sawe

Etymology 2[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

saga m (nominative plural sagan)

  1. saying; statement
  2. story, tale; narrative
Declension[edit]
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

saga

  1. imperative of seċġan

Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *sagā, from Proto-Germanic *sagǭ. Cognate with Old English sagu, Old Norse saga.

Noun[edit]

saga f

  1. story

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle High German: sage
    • German: Sage
    • Luxembourgish: So

Old Javanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *saga.

Noun[edit]

saga

  1. jequirity (Abrus precatorius)

Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

saga f (genitive sǫgu, plural sǫgur)

  1. story, history, legend, saga

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

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

Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

saga f

  1. statement, discourse, report

Declension[edit]



Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse saga.

Noun[edit]

saga f (plural sagas)

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

Sasak[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *saga.

Noun[edit]

saga

  1. jequirity (Abrus precatorius)

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse saga.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

sȃga f (Cyrillic spelling са̑га)

  1. saga

Declension[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse saga.

Noun[edit]

saga f (plural sagas)

  1. saga

Sundanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *saga.

Noun[edit]

saga

  1. jequirity (Abrus precatorius)

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

saga c

  1. fairy tale
  2. epic, long story

Declension[edit]

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

Descendants[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Tagalog[edit]

Noun[edit]

sagà

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

Turkish[edit]

Turkish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse saga.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

saga (definite accusative sagayı, plural sagalar)

  1. Old Norse (Icelandic) saga

Declension[edit]

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