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

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