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

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