The word “defending” in greek means that I’m lifting a shield over your head and protecting you from the attacks of the enemies. The shield was a defensive weapon that could cover all parts of the body and its value was great because it could move and protect the part of the body that needed protection.
For this reason, the word “defending” has multiple meanings and refers to any kind of attack, regardless of the opponent’s goal. Many times, man is equipped but cannot be completely safe because no one knows exactly the plans of his opponents. As a result, unexpected blows have to be covered with a weapon, and that’s exactly what the shield’s role is, because it could be moved directly to every part of the body that was attacked.
We can all understand that this flexibility was and is valuable because it can offer strong protection at every strike and keep the person who is attacked by their enemy safe and unscathed. Of course, since we do not live in conditions of physical war, the concept of protection is more valuable because the attacks and the need for defense are many and generally unknown, since the enemy has a rich arsenal and a variety of methods in its attacks.