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

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