Meaning of self-movent in English:

self-movent

Pronunciation /ˌsɛlfˈmuːv(ə)nt/

adjective

rare
  • That moves or is capable of moving by inherent power or energy rather than by the action of external forces. Also of the soul: capable of independent existence; autonomous.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in Nehemiah Grew (a1641–1712), botanist and physician. From self- + movent.