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

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