There is no direct connection between Arjuna, the warrior and the Latin American country Argentina. But it is interesting to see how they are connected by silver.

It is common knowledge that the symbol for silver in the periodic table is Ag. It is an abbreviation of the Latin word for silver ‘Argentum’.

Scholars have traced Greek and Sanskrit roots for the Latin word Argentum. Argentina was named so in the nineteenth century because it was a land abounding in silver. In Sanskrit, Arjuna means ‘bright like silver’. Arjuna was named so either because he was as fair as silver or because he shone like silver with his heroic deeds.

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