कालो कुकुर (kālo kukura) – bastard (pejorative, masculine)
कालो निलो (kālo nilo) – petrified
कालोपत्र (kālopatra) – asphalt
कालो बजार (kālo bajāra) – black market
कालो मसान (kālo masāna) – phantom, ghost
दालमा कालो हुनु (dālamā kālo hunu) – to sound fishy
सेतो (seto) [set̪o] – white, blank, eggwhite
White is associated with purity, cleanliness, peace and knowledge. The highest social caste, the Brahmin, is associated with white. A Hindu widow would wear a white dress in mourning.
सेतो आतङ्क (seto ātaṅka) – ethnic violence
सेतो भालु (seto bhālu) – polar bear
सेतो दुबो (seto dubo) – fern
सेतो दुभी (seto dubhī) – vitiligo
रातो (rāto) [rat̪o] – red, flushed
Red represents both significance and purity. It is the colour most frequently used for auspicious occasions like marriages, birth of a child, festivals and so on. A red coloured dress is put on deities who are charitable, brave and protective. The red colour on the Nepalese flag represents the bravery of the Gurkhas.
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