Term: copper (Cu)
Literally meaning: “pertaining to Cyprus island ”
Κύπρος/Cypros(=Cyprus island) probably from the Greek word for cypress (cyparissos/κυπάρισσος) or for henna plant (cypros/κύπρος). The earliest attested reference was written in Linear B syllabic script (KU-PI-RI-JO/Cypriot). In Bronze Age the island was known as Alasia (or Alashiya). In ancient times the word was appeared in Homeric epic poes and later passed to Latin language as cyprium synonymous to copper because the element was principally mined in Cyprus.
Copper as was easy to mine and extracted from its ores is known at least for 11,000 years.
Copper is a ductile chemical elements with atomic number 29 and atomic mass 63.546. It is used for electrical conductor, coins, jewelry, plumbing.