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

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