Are there any words for raw meat? This can mean raw fermented meat, raw cultured meat, raw fresh meat, raw high meat, raw spoiled meat. And can include specific types of meat, such as poultry, pork, bacon, beef, fish, etc.

I'd like to go back as far as possible, to Old-English/Anglish, and even Germanic origins if possible. As an aside, I am curious whether the Germanic peoples were consuming raw meats going back to antiquity.

The only word that I can think of, is Carrion.

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    Except in the generally medieval and early modern sense of "meat" meaning "food" as in the expression "it was meat and drink to him" where even bread, vegetables and fruit could be called "meat" fish would not be considered meat. The flesh of mammals, birds an even reptiles is called meat, but not that of fish. – BoldBen May 20 '20 at 7:07
  • Carrion is not food- unless you’re a vulture. As far as I know all the English terms for forms of raw meat are loan words from other languages: carpaccio, tartare, sushi, sashimi etc – Jim May 20 '20 at 7:34
  • @BoldBen If meat meant food, what words did they use for flesh based foods? – Akiva May 20 '20 at 7:45
  • @Jim The bible puts a prohibition on eating carrion in Genesis ch.9 -- that leads me to believe that for many humans, Carrion was probably seen as food. – Akiva May 20 '20 at 7:50
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    @Akiva They referred to it as 'flesh'. I think that it would have included fish as well but I'm not too sure.. Of course English is unusual in having differnt names for the animal and the meat in many cases (cow/beef, pig/pork, sheep/mutton and deer/venison). This is said to derive from the fact that the animals were looked after by Alnglo-Saxon herders but eaten primarily by Norman noblemen. – BoldBen May 21 '20 at 9:04

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