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

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