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

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