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SourceElementNumber and Root
Greek for ‘water-forming’
Greek or ‘sun’
Greek for ‘stone’
Greek for ‘beryl’
Arabic for ‘borax’
Latin for ‘coal’
Greek for ‘niter-forming’
Greek for ‘acid-forming’
Latin for ‘flow’
Greek for ‘new’
English, baking soda
Greek; where Βόλος (Volos) is (1ˢᵗ)
Latin for ‘bitter salt’
Latin for ‘flint’
Greek for ‘light-bearing’
Latin, from PIE ‘to burn’
Greek for ‘pale green’
Greek for ‘lazy, idle’
Dutch for ‘pot ash’
Greek for ‘pebble’, by way of Latin for ‘limestone’
Latin for ‘Scandinavia’
Enemies of the Greek gods
Old Norse; another name for Freya
Greek for ‘color’
Greek; where Βόλος (Volos) is (2ⁿᵈ)
PIE for ‘blood’, which it is a major component of
German for ‘goblin’
German for the devil, by way of devil's copper
Greek for Cyprus
Middle High German for ‘prong’; blame Paracelsus
Latin for ‘France‘
Latin for ‘Germany’
Greek for ‘potent’, which this is as a poison
Greek for ‘moon’
Greek for ‘stench’
Greek for ‘hidden’
Latin for ‘red’
English; a town in Lochaber, Scotland, UK
Swedish for ‘outer village’ (1ˢᵗ)
Arabic for ‘bright red’, by way of Latin
SourceElementNumber and Root
Greek mythological figure, daughter of Tantalus
Greek for ‘lead, graphite’
Greek for ‘artificial’
Latin for ‘Russia’
Greek for ‘rose’ (the flower)
Asteroid #2, after an alternate name for Athena
Possibly related to Akkadian ‘sarapu’ (refine)
The first Greek hero; rescued Europa and invented the Greek alphabet
German for ‘deep blue’, from Latin for ‘indicator’
Proto-Germanic for the same; used to make bronze
Latin; do not confuse with a word for ‘paradox’
Latin for ‘earth’
Greek for ‘violet’
Greek for ‘stranger’
Latin for ‘sky blue’
Greek for ‘heaviness’
Greek for ‘miss, escape notice’
Asteroid 1, after the Roman harvest goddess
Greek for ‘leek-green twin’
Greek for ‘new twin’
Greek god who stole fire
Sixth largest city in Russia, on the banks of the Volga, by way of a mining engineer
Greek for the continent north of the Mediterranean
Hebrew for ‘large’, by way of a Finnish chemist
Swedish for ‘outer village’ (2ⁿᵈ)
Greek for ‘hard to get’
Latin for the capital of Sweden
Swedish for ‘outer village’ (3ʳᵈ)
Poetically, Scandinavia; the northernmost inhabited place
Swedish for ‘outer village’ (4ᵗʰ)
Latin for ‘Paris’ (France, not Texas)
Latin for Copenhagen
Greek mythological figure; served his son as a banquet and was punished by being unable to eat or drink despite food and water nearby
Swedish for ‘heavy stone’
Latin for ‘Rhine’
Greek for ‘smell’
Greek for ‘rainbow’
Spanish for ‘little silver’
PIE for ‘yellow’
A planet, after the Roman messenger god
SourceElementNumber and Root
Greek for ‘green branch’
Unclear, but heaviest stable element
German for ‘white mass’
Latin for ‘Poland’
Greek for ‘unstable’
English; a radioactive gas
Latin for ‘Franks’ (the tribe)
English; radioactive
Greek for ‘ray’, by way of English
Norse thunder god
Predecessor of another element
A planet, after the Roman sky god
A planet, after the Roman sea god
Asteroid #134340, after the Roman god of the underworld
Signor Vespucci, the mapmaker/explorer, by way of the place of its discovery
The discoverers of Rn and Po
Old English for ‘birch clearing’, by way of a bishop and the place of its discovery
A fictional island in Las Sergas de Esplandian, by way of the place of its discovery
German for ‘one stone’, by way of a physicist
The physicist who created the first nuclear reactor
The chemist who created the periodic table
Inventor of dynamite
Inventor of the cyclotron
Discoverer of the nucleus
A town on the Volga, north of Moscow
Discoverer of ten elements
Developer of the Copenhagen interpretation
Latin for Hessia
Discoverer of nuclear fission; lost the Nobel to Otto Hahn
The German city of its discovery, in Hessen
Discoverer of X-rays
Inventor of the heliocentric solar system
Japanese for ‘Japan’
Russian discoverer of spontaneous fission
The Russian federal subject of its discovery
The city of its discovery, named after a local rancher
A Cherokee village, now in Tanico Lake, by way of a US state
Armenian-Russian researcher of superheavy elements
The physicist who determined that a simple calculation calls for this to be the last atom with fillable 1s shell

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