I came across the term Lenten in Act 2 Scene 2 of Hamlet : “To think, My lord, if you delight not in man, what Lenten entertainment the players shall receive from you”. Lenten’s meaning in this direct quote is meager.
I believe Lenten comes from Lent or the 40 days of fasting before Easter which must mean food intake is meager. Not sure though.
Of interest is the meaning of the phrase delight not in man. One who did not delight in man might be called a misanthrope presuming the word man is interpreted collectively as people. Another interpretation is delight not in man means then same as straight or heterosexual.
I remember quite a few of the theater, thespian types in high school and college were gay. So, in an odd sort of way, stage actors that are straight might have stood out a little in Shakespeare’s era.