Periodic Table by Meaning

Random Science or elements Quiz

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

Quiz not verified by Sporcle

How to Play
Also try: 'U'-less Elements
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

You're not logged in!

Compare scores with friends on all Sporcle quizzes.
Sign Up with Email
Log In

You Might Also Like...

Show Comments


Your Account Isn't Verified!

In order to create a playlist on Sporcle, you need to verify the email address you used during registration. Go to your Sporcle Settings to finish the process.