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homage

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Pronunciation: /ˈhɒmɪdʒ
 
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Definition of homage in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1Special honour or respect shown publicly: many villagers come here to pay homage to the Virgin [count noun]: Daniel’s films were a homage to her
More example sentences
  • Hopefully as I embark on a long and fruitful career in the film business, there will be various homages to various directors I have respect for.
  • In fact, it's obvious he utilized many other styles and shots from other directors, and affectionately refers to these as homages during the commentary.
  • There are plenty of homages to other epic films too.
Synonyms
1.1 historical Formal public acknowledgement of feudal allegiance: a man doing homage to his personal lord
More example sentences
  • Balliol therefore had to perform homage and fealty to Edward before his enthronement.
  • The Scottish king submitted completely, offering liege homage and a 15,000 mark fine.
  • Arthur duly did Philip homage and in July he invaded Poitou while Philip attacked Normandy.

Origin

Middle English: Old French, from medieval Latin hominaticum, from Latin homo, homin- 'man' (the original use of the word denoted the ceremony by which a vassal declared himself to be his lord's ‘man’).

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