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

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