Etymology of chemical elements

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Can you name the chemical elements given the origins of their names?

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Origin of nameElementFurther etymology
Greek for 'stink, stench'
Greek for 'light-bringer'
Latin for 'red'
Greek for 'colour'
Swedish for 'heavy stone'
Greek for 'hidden, secret'
Old Norse: Norse god of thunder
Old Norse name for the goddess Freyja
Latin name for Copenhagen
Spanish for 'silver'
Greek words for 'water' and 'producing'
Latin for 'rainbow'
Greek words for 'sharp, acid' and 'producing'
Greek for 'light green'
Latin for 'charcoal, coal'
Origin of nameElementFurther etymology
Latin for 'flow'
Greek for 'new'
Latin for 'cock'
Greek for 'foreign, strange'
Greek for 'to lurk, escape notice'
Latin for 'limestone'
Greek for 'idle, inactive'
Greek for 'violet'
Latin: seventh planet from the Sun
Greek for 'sun'
German: mythological goblin of the mines
Latin name for Poland
German for 'demon'
Greek for 'unstable'
Greek for 'heavy'

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