I'm actually looking for any word that implies a person who is skilled in a particular activity.
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OK then, to the question. The best that I can find is "maestro". It is similar in certain ways - the beginning of the word, syllables, a play on letters, and meaning etc. I hope it might work.
edit - along the same line, I then found "maven" too.