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

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