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

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