The fatted calf (ton moscon ton siteuton). The calf the fatted one. Siteuton is the verbal adjective of sileuw, to feed with wheat (sito). The calf was kept fat for festive occasions, possibly in the hope of the son's return. Kill (qusate). Not as a sacrifice, but for the feast. Make merry (eupranqwmen). First aorist passive subjunctive (volitive). From euprainw, an old verb from eu (well) and prhn (mind).