(1) 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
From Old Norse saga. Cognate with English saw.
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.