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

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