A demonstration of respect, such as towards an individual after their retirement or death.
(obsolete) To pay reverence to by external action.
Other Word Forms of Homage
Origin of Homage
From Middle English homage, from Old French homage, hommage, from Medieval Latin hominaticum (“homage, the service of a vassal or 'man'”), from Latin homo (“a man, in Medieval Latin a vassal”).
Middle English from Old French probably from omne, homme man from Latin homō homin- dhghem- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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