Origin of gote
- From Middle English gote (“a drain”), from Old English *gote (“drain, gutter”), from Proto-Germanic *gutōn (“gutter”), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰeud- (“to pour”). Cognate with Dutch goot (“a gutter, drain, gully”), German Gosse (“a gutter”). Related to Old English gutt (“gut, entrails”), Old English ġēotan (“to pour, pour forth, shed, gush, flow, flood, overwhelm, found, cast”). More at gut, yote.