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homage

Definitions

  • HirkhÛf Receiving Posthumous Homage at the Door Of his Tomb from His Son
    HirkhÛf Receiving Posthumous Homage at the Door Of his Tomb from His Son
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n homage respectful deference "pay court to the emperor"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

the Pharaoh Monthotpu Receiving The Homage of His Successor--antue--in the Shat Er-rigeleh the Pharaoh Monthotpu Receiving The Homage of His Successor--antue--in the Shat Er-rigeleh
Homage From The Brave Homage From The Brave

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Homage (Feud. Law) A symbolical acknowledgment made by a feudal tenant to, and in the presence of, his lord, on receiving investiture of fee, or coming to it by succession, that he was his man, or vassal; profession of fealty to a sovereign.
    • Homage Respect or reverential regard; deference; especially, respect paid by external action; obeisance. "All things in heaven and earth do her [Law homage .""I sought no homage from the race that write."
    • Homage Reverence directed to the Supreme Being; reverential worship; devout affection. "Go, go with homage yon proud victors meet !
      Go, lie like dogs beneath your masters' feet !"
      "Man, disobeying,
      Disloyal, breaks his fealty, and sins
      Against the high supremacy of heaven."
    • Homage To cause to pay homage.
    • Homage To pay reverence to by external action.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n homage In feudal law, an admission or acknowledgment to the lord of tenure under him; the public ceremony that bound the vassal to the lord, whose man he thereupon became, and of whom he held the land for which he was to render his service.
    • n homage Respect or reverence paid by external action; obeisance; respectful or reverential regard; deferential feeling; reverence.
    • n homage The copyholders or tenants of a manor in attendance to do their duty in a court-baron. It was the custom for the homage to choose one of the tenants to collect the lord's rent for the year following.
    • homage To profess fealty to; pay respect to by external action; reverence.
    • homage To cause to pay homage; bring under subjection.
    • homage To pay respect; profess fealty.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Homage hom′āj the service due from a knight or vassal to his lord in feudal times, the vassal preferring to become his lord's man: the act of fealty: respect paid by external action: reverence directed to the Supreme Being: devout affection
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Quotations

  • Nathaniel P. Willis
    Nathaniel P. Willis
    “Gratitude is not only the memory but the homage of the heart rendered to God for his goodness.”
  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
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    “Hypocrisy is the homage that vice pays to virtue.”
  • Johann Friedrich Von Schiller
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    “Nothing, it is true, is more common than for both Science and Art to pay homage to the spirit of the age, and for creative taste to accept the law of critical taste.”
  • Mark Twain
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    “By common consent of all the nations and all the ages the most valuable thing in this world is the homage of men, whether deserved or undeserved.”
  • Thomas Jefferson
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    “Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “The greatest homage we can pay truth is to use it.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. homage, homenage, F. hommage, LL. hominaticum, homenaticum, from L. homo, a man, LL. also, a client, servant, vassal; akin to L. humus, earth, Gr. on the ground, and E. groom, in bridegroom,. Cf. Bridegroom Human
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. homage—Low L. homaticum—L. homo, a man.

Usage

In literature:

To no other of their number had 'Tonio ever tendered such homage.
"Tonio, Son of the Sierras" by Charles King
I paid my homage to him while his profile cut the glowing twilight, and then sat down at the brim of the lake.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2 No 4, October, 1862" by Various
Kundry, with her eyes fixed on Parsival, sinks dead to the ground, while Amfortas and Gurnemanz render homage to their new King.
"The Standard Operaglass" by Charles Annesley
I am not accustomed to this sort of homage.
"Hortense, Makers of History Series" by John S. C. Abbott
But he, unconscious of any rudeness, spoke at once, without turning his eyes upon her, and offering no homage.
"The Royal Pawn of Venice" by Mrs. Lawrence Turnbull
To this homage she was well accustomed.
""Unto Caesar"" by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
To courage and faith wherever shown we bow in homage with uncovered heads.
"America First" by Various
In short, every town and every district, every class and every age, has come forward to pay homage to their poet.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 347, September, 1844" by Various
That is not religious homage which comes not from the heart.
"The Ordinance of Covenanting" by John Cunningham
There was an old-fashioned mode of wooing of which she had read and dreamed, that implied a homage which she knew that she desired.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
We require at least that the respectable homage of vice to virtue should not be omitted.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
It was steered by a major and rowed by midshipmen, and the president was received on board with the homage given to sovereigns.
"Washington and the American Republic, Vol. 3." by Benson J. Lossing
The homage paid to his memory by Scott came late, and is cold.
"My Recollections of Lord Byron" by Teresa Guiccioli
The courtezans offered themselves every where to view; and their beauty as might be expected, obtained universal homage.
"Sketches of the Fair Sex, in All Parts of the World" by Anonymous
The thought of this general homage gave a faint thrill of comfort to the widow's heart.
"Vixen, Volume I." by M. E. Braddon
Their employments engaged both him and his companions to pay that homage to Dakianos which was due to God alone.
"Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers" by Various
He built fresh fortresses and exacted homage from Count Geoffrey of Mayenne.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 1 of 8" by Various
The bees, however, did not cease to pay her homage, and treat her as a mother.
"New observations on the natural history of bees" by Francis Huber
North, south, east, and west did this noble people dwell, doing homage to many chiefs.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
Never was such voluntary homage yielded to any as to these monks.
"The Soul of a People" by H. Fielding
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In poetry:

“But proudly sure in all the earth
No other in that homage shares,
Nor other woman’s face or worth
Is prized as theirs.”
"The Letter L" by Jean Ingelow
While his homage each day
Serves to mark and display
Thy glory,
'Tis Thy hand that investeth
The robe on which resteth
His glory.
"The Sun" by Shlomo ibn Gabirol
No man less proud than he,
Nor cared for homage less:
Only, he could not be
Far off from happiness:
Nature was bound to his success.
"A Friend" by Lionel Pigot Johnson
It shall fold you soft as the mist,
Yet stir your heart like the sea,
Till lips that never were kissed
Shall yeld their homage to me.
"In A Garden" by George Essex Evans
Our bosoms burn,
To thee we turn,
In willing homage bend the knee;
Hope of our Isle,
We see thee smile,
Edward the hero hail in thee.
"On The Birth Of Albert Edward, Prince Of Wales" by Nora Pembroke
But in an hour of agony,
Pray, speak it, and recall my image,
And say, "He still remembers me,
His heart alone still pays me homage."
"Lyric written in 1830" by Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin

In news:

Vespa 's 2013 line pays homage to classics.
His re-creation pays homage to woodworkers of old, his father Vern included.
Lance Moore payed homage to J.
The fest will also pay homage to the careers of William Friedkin and Melvin Van Peebles.
THOUGH its name reads like a mash note to another up-and-coming Brooklyn neighborhood, Dear Bushwick pays homage to Britain, where Julian Mohamed, one of its owners, grew up.
Rob McIntosh paid homage to the past with his basement's 1920s-themed theater.
Homage to luminous French actress .
It's not an homage to Manny Ramirez or even Wayne Gretzky.
While paying homage to traditional Hawaiian music they sometimes mix it up with flavors of country, pop, blues and reggae.
The Oscar-winning actress opened up while in town for an homage to her career.
Illustrator Gavin Aung's "love-letter to printed books" and homage to Carl Sagan.
Brooke Shields pays homage to her late mother.
As he was led out of the courtroom Friday, an apparent homage to the suspect in the worst mass shooting ever on a US military installation.
THE NAME MICAH TRUE was a confection, the first part plucked from the Bible, the second an homage to True Dog, a beloved mutt.
I saw a promotion of a California release of what they call Homage Petit Verdot.
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In science:

Zukerman, Reality properties of conjugacy classes in spin groups and symplectic groups, Algebraists’ homage:papers in ring theory and related topics, New Haven, 1981, 239–253.
Carter subgroups of finite almost simple groups
In this homage therefore I will attempt to clarify a rather fundamental issue that he would have appreciated: the surprisingly powerful role played by diffeomorphism invariance in non-perturbative quantum gravity.
Some surprising implications of background independence in canonical quantum gravity
Taft, ‘The left antipodes of a left Hopf algebra’, in: Algebraists’ homage: papers in ring theory and related topics (New Haven, Conn., 1981), Vol. 13 of Contemp.
A class of left quantum groups modeled after SL_q(n)
His family, friends, students, collaborators and colleagues paid homage.
Erich Leo Lehmann---A glimpse into his life and work
These were chosen to emulate the colors and symmetries expressed in some traditional Korean fans (Fig. 18) in homage to my hosts.
Classical Knot Theory
Floyd, J., 2011. Homage to Vienna: Feyerabend on Wittgenstein. In F.
Adding Methodological Testing to Naur's Anti-formalism
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