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Contributor Contrib.Lucille on 5/30/2012
The first element of this name is derived from the Polish adjective przed "in front of, before" (the latter can also be used to refer to an earlier point in time), which is ultimately derived from Proto-Slavic perdъ "in front of, against". Also compare modern Russian pered and Serbo-Croatian pred, both of which mean "before, in front of". The second element of this name is derived from archaic Polish pełk "regiment, group, people", which is ultimately derived from Proto-Slavic *pъlkъ "people, folk". Also compare modern Russian polk, Czech pluk and Serbo-Croatian puk, all of which mean "regiment".