massif etymology

French word massif comes from French -if, French masse

Detailed word origin of massif

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-if French (fra) -ive; used in forming adjectives denoting characteristics or qualities.
masse French (fra) (electronics) earth, ground (of e.g. a plug). (finance, legal) a sum of allotted money. (physics) mass. A majority, especially of people. A paste, a dough. A sum or combination of things treated as a whole. An archaic unit of count. Large amount or quantity of something; mass. Something perceived as a whole, without distinguishing its parts A sledgehammer. Mace (weapon).
massif French (fra) Massif Massive.

Words with the same origin as massif

Descendants of -if
affectif agglutinatif agranditif agressif annulatif arbustif articulatif aspiratif assimilatif compulsif compétitif coopératif craintif décoratif effectif fautif jouissif maladif maladivement plaintif réplicatif répétitif sportif évasif
Descendants of masse
massique