hom·age (hŏmĭj, ŏm-)
1. Formal acknowledgment by a vassal of allegiance to his lord under feudal law.
a. Special honor or respect shown or expressed publicly. See Synonyms at honor.
b. Something created or done in honor, admiration, or celebration of someone or something: The concert was an homage to jazz of the 1930s.
[Middle English, from Old French, probably from omne, homme, man, from Latin homō, homin-; see dhghem- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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