Etymology
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homage (n.)

c. 1300, "ceremony or act of acknowledging one's faithfulness to a feudal lord; feudal allegiance," earlier "body of vassals of a feudal king" (early 13c.), from Old French omage, homage "allegiance or respect for one's feudal lord" (12c., Modern French hommage), from homme "man," in Medieval Latin "a vassal," from Latin homo (genitive hominis) "man" (see homunculus). Figurative sense of "reverence, honor shown" is from late 14c.

homage (v.)

1590s (agent noun homager is from c. 1400), from homage (n.). Related: Homaged; homaging.

updated on October 14, 2021

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Definitions of homage from WordNet

homage (n.)
respectful deference;
Synonyms: court
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