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"pupilla oculi nobis carius" –> dearer to us than the pupil of the eye
An echo of the Old Testament expression "apple of the eye" (KJV), e.g. Psalms 17:8.  Vulgate pupilla oculi, LXX κόρα ὀφθαλμοῦ.  Cf. https://biblehub.com/psalms/17-8.htm (cross-references).
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