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

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