Massif = massive.
Who knew? Now I need to find a word that describes a word that appears to be misspelled but isn't. I'm almost willing to bet it all that German has one! -- ANS
tnx, ANS! ... and I was also trying to make a riff on the other meaning of massif, a mountain range or chunk of the Earth's crust, as in "Balkan massif", essentially the only context in which I've seen "massif" used ... ^z