An honorific is a prefix to a Klingon line-name that denotes personal status. In ascending order of status, the honorifics are tai, vestai, sutai, zantai, and epetai. The honorific precedes the line-name, as in Kang zantai-Dvistrill, for example. A youth who has done nothing noteworthy would have no honorific.
Notes and References
- McLimore, Guy W. Jr., Poehlein, Greg K., and Tepool, David F., with Ippolito, Donna, and Huettel, Todd W. "The Klingons: Star Fleet Intelligence Manual." Star Trek: The Role Playing Game, Supplement 2002, Second Edition. Based on original material by Ford, John M. Illustrations by Todd F. Marsh, Dana Knutson, Jeff Laubenstein, and Mitch O'Connell. FASA Corporation. 1987.