homage

Homage means great respect and honor, or something done to honor a person or thing. We pay homage to our ancestors and say prayers in homage to their memory.

In Middle English, homage specifically referred to respect for and loyalty to a feudal lord. The word was borrowed from Old French, probably from omne, homme "man," from Latin homō. The noun suffix –age is used to mean "an action, process, result, or state."

Definitions of homage
  1. noun
    respectful deference
    synonyms: court
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    type of:
    deference, respect
    a courteous expression (by word or deed) of esteem or regard
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