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Feb 3, 2016
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Four-letter words

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yerk
unco
saga
diel
alar

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saga

PRONUNCIATION:
(SAH-guh)

MEANING:
noun: 1. A long narrative of heroic exploits. 2. A long detailed report.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Old Norse, literally (narrative). Originally, a saga was an Old Norse or Icelandic prose narrative dealing with historic or legendary figures. Earliest documented use: 1709.

USAGE:
“This May’s Avengers movie will bring together the successful Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America sagas into one franchise-uniting megamovie.”
Darren Franich; Avengers vs. X-Men #1; Entertainment Weekly (New York); Feb 8, 2012.

See more usage examples of saga in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

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