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EtymologyEdit

Sino-Korean word from 歲拜, from (year, year of age) + (to do obeisance to, to make a courtesy call). The modern Standard Chinese equivalent is 拜年 (bàinián).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key)[ˈsʰe̞ːbe̞]
  • Phonetic Hangul[:]
Revised Romanization? sebae
Revised Romanization (translit.)? sebae
McCune–Reischauer? sebae
Yale Romanization? sēypay

NounEdit

세배 (sebae)

  1. New Year's greetings/call/visit; (historically) a bow of respect to one's elders on New Year's Day

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

  • 세배하다 (sebaehada, “to exchange New Year's greetings”)
  • 세뱃돈 (sebaetdon, “New Year's gift of money given to one's juniors; handsel”)
  • 세배상 (歲拜床, sebaesang, “New Year's feast (served to visitors)”)