Onions, Charles Talbut

Educated at King Edward VI School, Camp Hill, and Mason College, Birmingham, after a few years spent in teaching Onions (1873-1965) joined the staff of the Oxford English Dictionary in 1895 and became co-editor from 1914 to 1933. Later he edited the Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology (1966). He was fellow of Magdalen College from 1923 (Librarian, 1940-55) and lecturer in English (1920-27), and reader in English philology at Oxford (1927-49). He was also director of Medium Ævum, the journal of the Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature, from its inception in 1932 to 1956.

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