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How chemical elements got their names

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Called monk killer because many early alchemists were monks, this element's Latin name is Stibium (8)
This metal was named by miners using the German word for 'goblin', because it was poisonous and degraded other elements like nickel (6)
Most alkali metals until then were discovered from plant tissue. This element was found in minerals and was named after the Greek for 'stone' (7)
Chemical symbol for element named after the ancient name for France (2)
This element was mined in Cyprus during Roman times, and its name means 'from Cyprus' (6)
This element's salts are many colored, and it shares its name with the Greek goddess of rainbows (7)
This noble gas shares its word root with a Greek word meaning 'foreign' (5)
Element named so because it was intensely radioactive (6)
It flows like water and shines like a precious metal, which gives it its Latin name. What's the common name? (7)
Metal with atomic number 21 which shares its name with a Northern European region (8)
Element named after a planet discovered eight years earlier in 1781 (7)
Element seen in bright signboards, whose name means 'new' (4)
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Very durable metal named after super strong Greek mythological characters (8)
Chemical symbol for alkaline earth metal whose name means 'heavy' (2)
Heavy metal named after a god of thunder (7)
This halogen's gaseous form is violet in color, hence the name from the Greek for violet (6)
Chemical symbol for element discovered in Magnesia in ancient Greece (2)
This noble metal's Latin name means 'white' or 'shining', and is also the word root for a South American country's name (6)
Element discovered by Marie Curie and named after her home country (8)
Lead has the Latin name Plumbum, because it was used to make these in Roman times (5)
Noble gas, also the name of the planet where a comic book superhero was born (7)
The name of this third most abundant gas in the Earth's atmosphere means 'inactive' (5)
It was discovered by observing spectral lines from the Sun, so it derives its name from the Greek sun god (6)