lui faisant hommage lige

écossais

Senior Member
British and Canadian English
Still translating a text about Berengère de Navarre.

The full sentence:

[Berengère], de son côté, se reconnaissait vassale du roi de France en lui faisant hommage lige.

Translation so far:

She, in turn, acknowledged being the King of France's vassal by swearing him liege homage.
I also thought of "paying him liege homage"

I could also turn the sentence around:
"She, in turn, swore liege homage to the King of France, this acknowledging being his vassal."

Sorry for the long post!
 
  • guillaumedemanzac

    Senior Member
    English - Southern England Home Counties
    liege and vassal mean the top and bottom to me - one of them is called My Liege and the other is the Vassal who pays homage to his Liege. I wouldn't use liege homage (or even vassal homage).
    Passive and active are both possible "by swearing homage to the king, she acknowledged that he was her liege and she was his vassal". The king accepted her homage which swore faithfulness to the crown.
     

    écossais

    Senior Member
    British and Canadian English
    Thanks. I found liege homage somewhere in my research browsing but your first solution is much clearer. Much appreciated.
     
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