Sino-Korean word from 歲拜, from 歲 (“year, year of age”) + 拜 (“to do obeisance to, to make a courtesy call”). The modern Standard Chinese equivalent is 拜年 (bàinián).
- Phonetic Hangul[세:배]
|Revised Romanization (translit.)?
세배 • (sebae)
- New Year's greetings/call/visit; (historically) a bow of respect to one's elders on New Year's Day
- 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)”)