Omage vs. Homage - What's the difference?

Wiktionary

  • Homage (noun)

    A demonstration of respect, such as towards an individual after their retirement or death

  • Homage (noun)

    An imitating another in a flattering style. Recently, the pronunciation /oʊˈmɒːʒ/ has been introduced from French for this usage; see hommage, which preserves the French spelling.

  • Homage (noun)

    In feudalism, the formal oath of a vassal to honor his or her lord's rights.

  • Homage (verb)

    To pay reverence to by external action.

  • Homage (verb)

    To cause to pay homage.

Webster Dictionary

  • Homage (noun)

    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 (noun)

    Respect or reverential regard; deference; especially, respect paid by external action; obeisance.

  • Homage (noun)

    Reverence directed to the Supreme Being; reverential worship; devout affection.

  • Homage

    To pay reverence to by external action.

  • Homage

    To cause to pay homage.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Homage (noun)

    respectful deference;

    "pay court to the emperor"

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