Element Etymology

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Can you name the chemical elements based on the meaning of their names?

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EtymologyElementCategory
District of Thessaly in GreeceGeography
Village in ScotlandGeography
Continent bordering AsiaGeography
Greek name for a major river in that continentGeography
Country bordering CanadaGeography
Country bordering DenmarkGeography
Latin name for that countryGeography
Town in that countryGeography
Country bordering RussiaGeography
Latin name for RussiaGeography
Country bordering SpainGeography
Former name of that countryGeography
Group of countries consisting of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and FinlandGeography
Former name of that group of countriesGeography
Greek name for ParisGeography
Greek name for SwedenGeography
Latin name for CopenhagenGeography
Latin name for CyprusGeography
The Golden StateGeography
City in that stateGeography
Village in SwedenGeography
Village in SwedenGeography
Village in SwedenGeography
Village in SwedenGeography
What a wedding ring is made out ofThe Name's The Same
Rust is also called _____ oxideThe Name's The Same
Used to protect against x-raysThe Name's The Same
The man in The Wizard Of Oz who needs a heartThe Name's The Same
The second place athlete in the Olympics gets this medalThe Name's The Same
Element No. 5The Name's The Same
One of the two main elements in table saltThe Name's The Same
Bananas have a high content of this mineralThe Name's The Same
The last non-radioactive element in the periodic tableThe Name's The Same
The second last element alphabeticallyThe Name's The Same
Element No. 4The Name's The Same
The most common element in airThe Name's The Same
What pop cans are made out ofThe Name's The Same
A yellow-coloured element with a very strong odorThe Name's The Same
EtymologyElementCategory
Arabic word meaning '(element 79)-colored'Language
German word meaning 'goblin' or 'evil spirit'Language
German words meaning 'devil's (element 29)'Language
Greek word meaning 'artificial'Language
Greek word meaning 'heavy'Language
Greek word meaning 'hidden'Language
Greek word meaning 'inactive'Language
Greek word meaning '(element 82)'Language
Greek word meaning 'moon'Language
Greek word meaning 'rose'Language
Greek word meaning 'stench'Language
Greek word meaning 'colour'Language
Greek word meaning 'yellow orpiment'Language
Greek word meaning 'first'Language
Greek word meaning 'green twig'Language
Greek word meaning 'hard to obtain'Language
Greek word meaning 'hidden'Language
Greek word meaning 'bringer of light'Language
Greek word meaning 'new'Language
Greek word meaning 'pale green'Language
Greek word meaning 'rainbow'Language
Greek word meaning 'ray'Language
Greek word meaning 'smell'Language
Greek word meaning 'stone'Language
Greek word meaning 'stranger'Language
Greek word meaning 'sun'Language
Greek word meaning 'unstable'Language
Greek word meaning 'violet'Language
Greek words meaning 'acid forming'Language
Greek words meaning 'green twin'Language
Greek words meaning 'new twin'Language
Greek words meaning 'not alone'Language
Greek words meaning 'water generator'Language
Latin word meaning 'lime' (the compound, not the fruit)Language
Latin word meaning 'red'Language
Latin word meaning 'calamine'Language
Latin word meaning 'charcoal'Language
Latin word meaning 'earth'Language
EtymologyElementCategory
Latin word meaning 'flint'Language
Latin word meaning 'flow'Language
Latin word meaning 'magnet'Language
Latin word meaning 'ray'Language
Latin word meaning 'sky blue'Language
Spanish word meaning '(element 47)'Language
Swedish word meaning 'heavy stone'Language
Daughter of (Element 73)Mythology
Father of (Element 41)Mythology
Figure in Greek mythology who stole fire from the godsMythology
Greek goddess of wisdomMythology
Sons of the Greek earth goddessMythology
Norse god of warMythology
Norse goddess of beautyMythology
Finnish chemist and mineralologistPeople
(Element 95) ChemistPeople
Astronomer who popularized the sun-centered model of the universePeople
Austrian physicistPeople
Chemist from New ZealandPeople
Creator of the cyclotron atom-smasherPeople
Creator of the periodic tablePeople
Danish physicist who created a model of the atomPeople
Discoverer of X-raysPeople
Husband and wife chemistsPeople
Inventor of dynamitePeople
Creator of the theory of relativityPeople
Italian physicistPeople
Colour corresponding to the second-shortest wavelength on the electromagnetic spectrumScience
A mineral Science
An asteroidScience
An institute involved in the search for heavy elementsScience
Named after element 88Science
The first planet from the sunScience
The seventh planet from the sunScience
The eighth planet from the sunScience
The former ninth planet from the sunScience

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