Other Word Forms of Plot
Origin of Plot
From Middle English plot, plotte, from Old English plot (“a plot of ground"), from Proto-Germanic *plataz, *platjaz (“a patch"), of uncertain origin. Cognate with Middle Low German plet (“patch, strip of cloth, rags"), German Bletz (“rags, bits, strip of land"), Gothic [script?] (plats, “a patch, rags"). See also plat. See also complot for an influence on or source of the "secret plan" sense.
Middle English from Old English
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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