Periodic Table by Meaning

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Can you name the elements from the periodic table given the translation of their root words?

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MeaningElementRoot Words
Gk: River Rhine
Gk: Unstable
Eng: State of California
A-S: 'Siolfur'
Swed: Heavy stone
Eng: Niels Bohr
Gk: City of Paris
Gk: Sweden
L: 'calamine'
Gk: District of Magnesia
A-S: 'Tin'
Gk: Goddess of wisdom
Eng: Pot ashes
Eng: Radium
L: God of Agriculture
Eng: Lord Rutherford
Eng: France
Eng: Wilhelm Roentgen
Gk: Lands north of Greece
L: Earth
Ger: 'bisemutum'
L: To flow
Gk: Violet
Gk: New
A-S: Holy metal
Gk: Lead
Gk: Not alone
Sp: Silver
Eng: Ernest O. Lawrence
Eng: Poland
Swed: Town of Ytterby
Gk: Hidden
Eng: Enrico Fermi
L: Messenger God
Gk: Moon
Gk: Water forming
Gk: Rainbow
L: Flint
MeaningElementRoot Words
Gk: Father of Niobe
Gk: Inactive
L: A blue Indian dye
Gk: Hard to obtain
L: Hess
L: Island of Cyprus
Swed: Town of Ytterby
A-S: Lead
Eng: Dmitri Mendeleev
L: Scandinavia
Gk: Beryl
Gk: To lie hidden
Ger: 'Zink'
Eng: Lise Meitner
Gk: First ray
Scand: Goddess of beauty
Ger: City of Darmstadt
Gk: Bringer of light
Gk: Colour
L: City of Copenhagen
Gk: Rose
Gk: Pale green
Eng: Soda
Scott: Village of Strontian
A-S: Gold
Eng: Pierre and Marie Curie
Eng: Nuclear Institude at Dubna
Eng: Glenn T. Seaborg
Gk: Stone
Gk: Artificial
L: God of the Underworld
Eng: Alfred Nobel
Gk: Heavy
L: France
L: Charcoal
L: Blue sky
Gk: Acid forming
Skt: 'Sulvere'
MeaningElementRoot Words
Gk: Green twig
Gk: Daughter of Tantalus
Gk/Latin: Nitre forming
Scand: God of War
Ger: Devil's copper
Gk: New twin
L: Magnet
L: Dark red
Gk: Sun
L: Scandinavia
L: Russia
Russ: Vasili Samarsky-Bykhovets
L: Ray
Eng: City of Berkeley
Gk: 'Titans'
Eng: Albert Einstein
Gk: Stranger
Ar: Gold colour
Gk: Titan who gave fire to mankind
Swed: Village of Ytterby
L: Germany
Swed: Town of Ytterby
Eng: Nicolaus Copernicus
Gk: Green twin
Gk: Ray
Ar: 'Buraq'
Gk: Yellow orpiment
Eng: America
Eng: Johan Gadolin
Gk: Smell
L: 'Alumen'
Gk: Stench
L: Lime(stone)
L: God of the Ocean
Ger: Goblin/evil spirit
Gk: God of the Sky

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