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

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