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

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