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

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