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

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