Chemical Elements by Alternative Meaning of Symbols

For each element, a hint related to one of alternative meanings of its two-letter symbol is given. Guess the element.
Alternative meanings from other languages than English are included.
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Last updated: July 26, 2018
First submittedJuly 26, 2018
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Alternative Meaning
Symbol
Element
a Spanish word for 'yes'
Si
Silicon
the present tense of 'was' and 'were' in general
Be
Beryllium
like ^, but only for I
Am
Americium
a slang for a prostitute
Ho
Holmium
a preposition for 'being enclosed by something'
In
Indium
a pronoun for a man or a boy
He
Helium
a Chinese unit of length, approximately 0.5 km
Li
Lithium
an informal word for a father
Pa
Protactinium
Alternative Meaning
Symbol
Element
__ soon __ possible
As
Arsenic
a short word for negative responses
No
Nobelium
one of British slangs for 'Thank you.'
Ta
Tantalum
the pronunciation of an @ sign
At
Astatine
an abbreviation which means 'approximately'
Ca
Calcium
a Japanese word for 'two'
Ni
Nickel
a word representing hesitation
Er
Erbium
a French article for feminine singular nouns
La
Lanthanum
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Level 38
Jul 27, 2018
Great idea, I was pretty stumped! For 'a short word for negative response' I thought of 'Na' so tried sodium!