Homage meaning

hŏmĭj, ŏm-
Anything given or done to show reverence, honor, or respect.

To pay homage to a fallen hero.

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(historical) In feudalism, the formal oath of a vassal to honor his or her lord's rights.
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The definition of homage is a public show of respect or honor to someone.

An example of homage is publicly promoting and congratulating someone.

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Formal acknowledgment by a vassal of allegiance to his lord under feudal law.
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An artistic work imitating another in a flattering style. Recently, the pronunciation /oʊˈmɒːʒ/ has been introduced from French for this usage; see hommage, which preserves the French spelling.
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(obsolete) To pay reverence to by external action.
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(obsolete) To cause to pay homage.

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A demonstration of respect, such as towards an individual after their retirement or death.
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Origin of homage

  • 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

  • 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”).

    From Wiktionary