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Creativity – Origins

The English word creativity comes from the Latin term creare, “to create, make”: its derivational suffixes also come from Latin. The word “create” appeared in English as early as the 14th century. The word had divine overtones. However, its modern meaning as an act of human creation did not emerge until after the Enlightenment. The concept of genius that was originally associated with mystical powers of protection and good fortune. It is when the Greeks placed emphasis on an individual’s

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