Science Quiz / Periodic Table by Meaning

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QUIZ: Can you name the elements from the periodic table given the translation of their root words?

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MeaningElementRoot Words
Eng: City of Berkeley
Gk: Rainbow
Gk: New
L: Blue sky
Gk: District of Magnesia
Eng: Glenn T. Seaborg
Gk: First ray
L: Scandinavia
Gk: Rose
Gk: Hidden
Eng: State of California
Swed: Heavy stone
Eng: Johan Gadolin
Gk: Stranger
L: Scandinavia
Eng: Niels Bohr
L: Lime(stone)
L: Earth
Gk: Beryl
L: Germany
Gk: Green twin
L: A blue Indian dye
L: Hess
Gk: Not alone
L: 'Alumen'
Gk: Green twig
L: Ray
Gk: Ray
Gk: Inactive
L: France
Ger: 'bisemutum'
Swed: Town of Ytterby
Eng: Wilhelm Roentgen
Gk: Sun
L: Island of Cyprus
Gk: To lie hidden
Gk: Goddess of wisdom
Ar: 'Buraq'
MeaningElementRoot Words
Skt: 'Sulvere'
Gk: Moon
Gk: Yellow orpiment
Russ: Vasili Samarsky-Bykhovets
Gk: Artificial
Eng: Pierre and Marie Curie
Ar: Gold colour
Eng: Dmitri Mendeleev
L: Messenger God
Gk: Lands north of Greece
Eng: Radium
Eng: Poland
Gk: Titan who gave fire to mankind
Gk: Water forming
Eng: Soda
Gk: God of the Sky
Eng: Lise Meitner
Ger: 'Zink'
Gk: Father of Niobe
Eng: Lord Rutherford
Gk: New twin
A-S: Holy metal
Ger: Devil's copper
L: Russia
L: God of Agriculture
L: Charcoal
Eng: Nuclear Institude at Dubna
A-S: 'Siolfur'
Gk: Heavy
Scand: God of War
Scand: Goddess of beauty
Gk: Colour
Gk: River Rhine
Eng: Alfred Nobel
Eng: America
A-S: 'Tin'
Gk: Hard to obtain
Ger: City of Darmstadt
MeaningElementRoot Words
Gk: Lead
Gk: Daughter of Tantalus
Eng: Ernest O. Lawrence
Gk: Smell
Gk: 'Titans'
Sp: Silver
Gk: Violet
Gk: City of Paris
L: To flow
Gk: Sweden
Eng: Albert Einstein
Eng: France
L: City of Copenhagen
Swed: Town of Ytterby
Gk: Stone
Gk: Stench
Gk/Latin: Nitre forming
A-S: Gold
L: Magnet
L: God of the Ocean
L: God of the Underworld
L: 'calamine'
Gk: Unstable
Swed: Village of Ytterby
Gk: Pale green
Eng: Enrico Fermi
Gk: Acid forming
L: Dark red
L: Flint
Scott: Village of Strontian
Swed: Town of Ytterby
Eng: Nicolaus Copernicus
Ger: Goblin/evil spirit
Eng: Pot ashes
Gk: Bringer of light
A-S: Lead

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